Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

By General Wesley K. Clark | Go to book overview
Save to active project

TWELVE
RESISTANCE AND PERSISTENCE

IN THE FIRST WEEKS of May, Milosevic embarked on a political‐ diplomatic campaign designed to blunt NATO's will and eventually halt its actions. First, there was the release of the three U.S. soldiers, a gesture of good will, accompanied by a letter to the President. Then he released the Kosovar Albanian leader, Ibrahim Rugova, and his family, whom his troops had taken prisoner early in the campaign. On May 6 he proclaimed victory over the KLA and ordered a halt to his military operations in Kosovo.

Diplomatic efforts by all sides were ratcheting up. On May 6, the G-8 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the United States, and Russia) agreed to a seven-point draft peace plan to be taken to the United Nations for authorization. The plan called for the withdrawal of Serb military police and paramilitary forces from Kosovo and the entry of an effective international civil and security presence. There was no reference to NATO leadership in the plan, but privately we were assured that the international military force would be led by NATO, as had been the case in Bosnia.

At the same time Russia announced its intent to inspect the NATO forces in Macedonia, under the terms of the 1994 Vienna Document,

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 479

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?