Milosevic: Ready to Rumble Again

Milosevic chooses defiance over compromise, and the military situation in Kosovo deteriorates

Sensible people would sign this agreement. The 81-page peace document on the table in Paris may not satisfy the full ambitions of either side in the Kosovo struggle, but it offers advantages all around. While it doesn't give the Albanian Kosovars the independence they crave, it would afford them three years of breathing room under international protection to practice being a state. After that, they could come back to negotiate or fight for full freedom from Serb rule. While Slobodan Milosevic would have to swallow Kosovar autonomy and NATO peacekeepers inside his territory, he'd get out from under a hard-to-finish war...

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