Soon, 40,000 troops from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and the U.S. will be hunkered down in the area for a long stay -– once they figure out what to do with the Russians. The U.S. says it’s considering giving the Russians their own zone of responsibility (read: Serb enclave that somehow doesn’t look like one), but under NATO command, and that’s not what the stature-seeking Russians have in mind. Bill Clinton spent an hour Sunday on the phone with Boris Yeltsin, explaining how NATO had really hoped to use the Pristina airport as an HQ -- and how Russian demands for an independent slice of Kosovo, Berlin-1946-style, would just be asking for trouble, Cold-War-style. For NATO, this may not be negotiable. No wonder the Serbs are leaving town in such a hurry.
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