By Stephen T. Hosmer

ISBN-10: 0585425388

ISBN-13: 9780585425382

ISBN-10: 0833030035

ISBN-13: 9780833030030

This document examines the explanations Slobodan Milosevic, selected June three, 1999, to just accept NATO's stipulations for terminating the clash over Kosovo. The file analyzes the assumptions and otehr calculations that underlay Milosevic's preliminary choice to defy NATO's calls for with reference to Kosovo and the political, financial, and armed forces advancements and pressures, and the resultin expectancies and issues that the majority importantly stimulated his next selection to come back to phrases.

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The report was based on an analysis of the OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission’s human rights files compiled in Kosovo up to the mission’s withdrawal on March 20, 1999, and on some 2800 victim and direct witness statements taken by OSCE human rights officers in the refugee camps of Macedonia and Albania during the air campaign. 17Some 70,000 Kosovo Albanian refugees also fled to Montenegro and some 22,000 to Bosnia-Herzegovina. An additional 80,000 refugees were evacuated to some 40 other countries.

S. S. policymakers, intelligence officers, regional experts and humanitarians, along with their counterparts in other NATO member countries, failed to predict until just several days before the bombing campaign that Serb forces would systematically expel Kosovars. Instead, the prevailing worst case scenario was that one million Kosovars would be displaced internally, prohibited from exiting, and remain largely inaccessible, in the context of an ongoing air war and a NATO determination not to launch a ground invasion.

1. ” See Oleg Levitin, “Inside Moscow’s Kosovo Muddle,” Survival, Spring 2000, p. 137. 41 Celestine Bohlen, “‘Don’t Push Us,’ Yeltsin Warns West on Balkans,” New York Times, April 10, 1999, p. A8. ” 43Reacting to Milosevic’s proposal for a union with Belarus and Russia, Chernomyrdin reports asking the Serbian leader: “Where have you been before? Why didn’t you put forward [this proposal] before the war? Union is good, we can set [it] up. ” See Interview with Viktor Chernomyrdin, PBS Frontline, “War in Europe,” February 22, 2000.

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