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Veljko Kadijević
Вељко Кадијевић
5th Federal Secretary of People's Defence
In office
15 May 1988 – 8 January 1992
Preceded by Branko Mamula
Succeeded by Blagoje Adžić (acting)
Personal details
Born (1925-11-21)21 November 1925
Glavina Donja, Imotski, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Died 2 November 2014(2014-11-02) (aged 88)
Moscow, Russia
Nationality Serb, Russian
Political party League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Military service
Allegiance Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Branch/service Yugoslav People's Army
Years of service 1943–1992
Rank General of the Army
Commands Logo of the JNA.svg Yugoslav People's Army (JNA)
Battles/wars World 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). He was the Minister of Defence in the Yugoslav government from 1988 until his resignation in 1992, 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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