Working Paper 03 Kosovo Targeting
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Working Paper 03 Kosovo Targeting - A Bureaucratic and Legal Nightmare: The Implications for US/Australian Interoperability

Immediately prior to Operation Allied Force,2 President Clinton of the United States of America (US) announced to the nation that he would not commit ground troops to Kosovo. It was to be an air war — a re-run of the successful use of air power in Operation Desert Storm in the 1991 Gulf War — and a strategy conducive to ‘zero casualties’ for US forces. This essay discusses how the legal and moral judgements of leaders were challenged.

Kathryn Cochrane
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