Veljko Kadijević

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Veljko Kadijević
Вељко Кадијевић
5th Federal Secretary of People's Defence
In office
15 May 1988 – 8 January 1992
Preceded byBranko Mamula
Succeeded byBlagoje Adžić (acting)
Personal details
Born(1925-11-21)21 November 1925
Glavina Donja, Imotski, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Died2 November 2014(2014-11-02) (aged 88)
Moscow, Russia
NationalitySerb, Russian
Political partyLeague of Communists of Yugoslavia
Military service
AllegianceSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Branch/serviceYugoslav People's Army
Years of service1943–1992
RankGeneral of the Army
Commands Yugoslav People's Army (JNA)
Battles/warsWorld War II in Yugoslavia, Ten-Day War, Croatian War of Independence

Veljko Kadijević (21 November 1925 – 2 November 2014) was a general of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA).[1] He was the Minister of Defence in the Yugoslav government from 1988 until his resignation in 1992,[2] which made him the de facto commander of the JNA during the Ten-Day War in Slovenia and the initial stages of the Croatian War of Independence.

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  2. "Smrt Jugoslavije / Učesnici događaja". Archived from the original on 2001-03-05. Retrieved 2005-08-09.