The Military: Hits And Misses

NATO's air campaign has begun to rack up an ugly record of accidental civilian casualties

For weeks, NATO's war against Serbia seemed a polite affair, marked by strict rules of engagement, pinpoint attacks on army units and lots of examples of NATO planes returning to base with all their bombs because they couldn't be sure of dropping their payloads on the right place. Last week that changed. Across 70% of Yugoslavia, elevators creaked to a halt, faucets dribbled, stoves cooled and TVs blackened. Traffic lights and tram lines were out, and pump failures forced Serbs to the Danube River for water to flush their toilets. And as the bombing expanded, so did the civilian casualties. On...

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