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Author Hosmer, Stephen T., author.

Title The conflict over Kosovo : why Milosevic decided to settle when he did / Stephen T. Hosmer.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand, ©2001.
Publication Info. ©2001


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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 155 pages).
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Online Rand research documents.
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"Prepared for the United States Air Force. Approved for public release, distribution unlimited."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-155).
Contents Introduction -- He assumed accepting Rambouillet terms would endanger his rule -- He assumed he could force NATO to offer better terms -- He realized that his hoped-for leverage on NATO had evaporated -- Bombing produced a popular climate conducive to concessions -- Damage to "dual-use" infrastructure generated growing pressure -- Damage to military forces and KLA "resurgence" generated little pressure -- He expected unconstrained bombing if NATO's terms were rejected -- He probably also worried about threat of future invasion -- He believed NATO's terms provided him with some political cover -- Concluding observations.
Summary This report examines the reasons Slobodan Milosevic, then president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, decided on June 3, 1999, to accept NATO's conditions for terminating the conflict over Kosovo. Drawing upon the testimony of Milosevic and other senior Serb and foreign officials who directly interacted with Milosevic, the report analyzes (1) the assumptions and other calculations that underlay Milosevic's initial decision to defy NATO's demands with regard to Kosovo, and (2) the political, economic, and military developments and pressures, and the resulting expectations and concerns that most importantly influenced his subsequent decision to come to terms. While several interrelated factors, including Moscow's eventual endorsement of NATO's terms, helped shape Milosevic's decision to yield, it was the cumulative effect of NATO air power that proved most decisive. The allied bombing of Serbia's infrastructure targets, as it intensified, stimulated a growing interest among both the Serbian public and Belgrade officials to end the conflict. Milosevic's belief that the bombing that would follow a rejection of NATO's June 2 peace terms would be massively destructive and threatening to his continued rule made a settlement seem imperative. Also examined are some implications for future U.S. and allied military capabilities and operations.
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Subject Miloevi, Slobodan, 1941-2006.
Miloevi, Slobodan, 1941-2006. (OCoLC)fst00256400
Miloevi, Slobodan, (1941-2006)
Milosevic, Slobodan, ((1941- ...)
Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique nord.
Kosovo (Republic) -- History -- Civil War, 1998-
HISTORY -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Kosovo (Republic) (OCoLC)fst01695919
Guerre du Kosovo (1998-1999)
Balkan Peninsula.
Europe / Baltic States.
Regions & Countries - Europe.
History & Archaeology.
Chronological Term Since 1998
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Why Milosevic decided to settle when he did
Other Form: Print version: Hosmer, Stephen T. Conflict over Kosovo. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, ©2001 0833030035 (DLC) 2001031973 (OCoLC)46976540
ISBN 0585425388 (electronic bk.)
9780585425382 (electronic bk.)
9780833032386 (electronic bk.)
0833032380 (electronic bk.)

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