Zdravko Matic

Dr. Zdravko Matic is a Professor in the Military History Department at the Croatian Military Academy in Zagreb, Croatia. He was also a Professor at the Universities of Zadar and Osijek where he taught 20th Century World History and History of Middle and South-eastern Europe. His publications include War in the Republic of Croatia (2005) and ‘Aut catholicus aut nihil:’ blessed Dr. Ivan Merz (2013). He composed numerous analyses on Military Operations in Croatia and published more than 20 research articles.

Many political analysts and historians referred to the war as one for independence or as a civil war. This characterization is incomplete and contributes to numerous misconceptions about the...