Operation Quagmire?

If the talks fail, NATO bombs. If the talks succeed, 4,000 U.S. troops go to Kosovo. Such is progress

The Pentagon has already given it a name--Operation Joint Guardian. It would probably begin by sending in the Marines. More than 2,000 leathernecks now on ships floating in the Mediterranean would be the first wave to chopper into Kosovo. They'd be part of a 4,000-strong U.S. presence in a NATO peacekeeping force of 28,000. Red lines are even being drawn on maps. American G.I.s would control a sector of Kosovo. British, French, German and Italian forces would carve up other sectors. But no NATO soldiers will set foot in the province if the Serbs and ethnic Albanians there don't agree to...

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