This article describes events in a fictional universe. Events that have happened in real life must be referenced as having happened in the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell universe in order for them to be included in the timeline.
The following is a timeline which represents all the births, deaths, events and operations that have happened within the 1990s, in the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell universe:
Sam Fisher leads a four-man Navy SEAL squad including Victor Coste (callsign "Husky") on a patrol along the "Highway of Death" in Diwaniya, Iraq. One of their men is killed by an IED and the other three are ambushed by the Ba'athist Iraqi Republican Guard soldiers. Coste is knocked to the ground and dips in and out of consciousness, watching as a Republican Guard soldier executes another SEAL and two other Republican Guard soldiers drag away his unconscious squad leader. Wofford Base order Coste to find cover, hold his position and wait for evacuation. Vic defies orders and find his squad leader, missing and presumed KIA.
The signing of the Dayton Accords in Dayton, Ohio, officially ends the Bosnian War. Dozens of Yugoslav war criminals, among them Milos Nowak a.k.a. the "Bosnian Barber", go underground to avoid being charged with war crimes.
After joining newly founded Third Echelon, Sam Fisher is sent to Belgrade in Yugoslavia infiltrate a ship and destroy several missiles before they could be used by the enemy. After destroying the missiles, he infiltrated the hideout where the launcher was being kept, and found evidence to how the Russians were supplying missiles to the Serbs.