Keeping The Peace: The Three Ifs of a Clinton Doctrine

For both President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the war in Kosovo has been as much about morals as it has been about geopolitics. Every Tomahawk, every B-2 and every smart bomb was working not only to demolish the Serbs' will to fight but also to destroy the idea that dictators could commit the nastiest of crimes as long as they acted inside their own country. It was a war, says Maryland's Democratic Senator Joseph Biden, an influential Clinton adviser, designed to show that men like Slobodan Milosevic "cannot hide behind a border." But for Clinton it may...

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