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Author Henriksen, Dag.

Title NATO's gamble : combining diplomacy and airpower in the Kosovo crisis, 1998-1999 / Dag Henriksen
Published Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [2007]


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 MELB  949.7103 Hen/Ngc  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents Operation Allied Force: How NATO stumbled into war --The first week of OAF----Prelude to war: Setting the stage for Operation Allied Force --The airpower debate and OAF--From Vietnam to Kosovo: U.S. foreign policy and the use of force--Lessons from Bosnia----The international handling of the Kosovo crisis--The crisis emerges: NATO becomes responsible for crisis management--Shift in U.S. policy toward the KLA and the summer offensive--NATO threatens air strikes: Silence before the Storm-- Račak and the Rambouillet Conference--NATO crisis management in perspective----Diplomacy and airpower
Summary "NATO's Gamble examines the key political, diplomatic, and military processes that shaped NATO's management of the 1998-1999 Kosovo crisis and how airpower became the main instrument in its strategy to coerce the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) to accede to its demands. Dag Henriksen provides a frank analysis of the air campaign and discloses the origins and content of NATO's thinking on how force was used to succeed politically in altering the behavior of FRY president Slobodan Milosevic. Known as Operation Allied Force, the air campaign was the first war against a sovereign nation in NATO's history and the first combat operation conducted for humanitarian objectives against a state committing atrocities within its own borders
The author reveals that from the outset, the military leaders set to execute the campaign had no clear strategic guidance on what the operation was to achieve, and he further argues that the airpower community's general focus on high-intensity wars hampered them from developing strategies to fit the political complexities of the Kosovo crisis."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-253) and index
Subject North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Armed Forces -- Serbia -- Kosovo
Intervention (International law)
Operation Allied Force, 1999.
Kosovo War, 1998-1999 -- Aerial operations.
Kosovo War, 1998-1999 -- Participation, American.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Serbia -- Kosovo
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.
LC no. 2007018427
ISBN 9781591143550 alkaline paper
9781591143581 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles North Atlantic Treaty Organization's gamble