Kosovo Crisis

The U.S. Muscles Up

The White House has been revving up the rhetoric to unnerve Yugoslav strongman SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC, letting it be known that NATO could issue orders for air strikes as early as this week if his security forces don't halt their rampage in the rebellious province of Kosovo. The weapons are ready: 44 Air Force F-16 fighter-bombers are on a runway in northern Italy, and deployed in the Mediterranean is the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower, plus eight warships and subs packed with Tomahawk cruise missiles. But Milosevic has played cat and mouse with the West for many years. He's halted his...

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