Talk:Operation Whirlwind

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Not a "Serbian decisive victory"Edit

Actually, Croatian foces did several advantages: taking several villages NW and NE of Glina. On NW sector, Croatian army retreated across the river Kupa, and sustained casualties mostly because of cold weather and damaged (sinking) boats. Serbs DID NOT took those villages back, these remained uninhabited and unoccupied in no-mans-zone until Operation Storm, which was favorable to Croats, as Serbs couldn't move their artillery more forward.

In the NE sector, all Croatian advantages were kept. So basically, offensive didn't meet it's goal, but it gain some advantage for Croats. It is definitely not Serbian "decisive victory". — Preceding unsigned comment added by AurgelmirCro (talkcontribs) 23:56, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Order of battleEdit

The sentence beginning "The principal force committed" is unclear. Was the 102nd deployed as the primary force or a reserve force? Folklore1 (talk) 16:59, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes it is confusing indeed. The unit was deployed to the Sisak AOR as a battlefield reserve. At some point during their transit from Zagreb to Sisak, the unit was reassigned to the Op Whirlwind offensive as the principal unit there. Sources are not entirely clear on exact decision making process behind this switch, and one of the sources (indicated in the aftermath analysis of the article) concluded that the deployment was likely unauthorised by the central command (Zagreb) and was likely ordered by Sisak Operational Group on its own. In short - it appears the 102nd Bde was sent by Zagreb to Sisak as a reserve and then pressed into an unauthorised deployment by Sisak OG once it crossed into their AOR. Such things were not entirely unheard of in the war, the Battle of the Miljevci Plateau was possibly another such deployment. Hope this helps.--Tomobe03 (talk) 17:41, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
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