"Media Events That Shaped The New Croatia" reviews the public affairs aspects of how a 1996 UN Mission to Serbia/Croatia used Special Event Media planning to win the peace in a little known corner of the world called Vukovar. U.S. Ambassador Jacques Klein called me while I was stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia in February '96 asking if I would be interested in serving as a UN Spokesman to help bring Serbia & Croatia together. Only the Americans and British seemed truly engaged in the mission. The other countries in the contact group didn't seem all that interested and their troops were clearly just interested in the money they could make from the deployment. We worked very long days, 7 days-a-week, trying to make progress and in the end, we were successful in bringing Vukovar into the new Croatia."