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1998-10-07

U.S. Strikes in Kosovo Likely

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It is becoming increasingly imminent that the United States and NATO will take military action over the situation in Kosovo.

Yesterday on Democracy Now! we reported that the United States is considering deploying troops to Kosovo. There are also reports that a possible strike would begin from the USS Eisenhower, an aircraft carrier housing 48 strike fighters and a missile-armed battle group.

Reuters News Service reports that these forces are capable of firing Tomahawk cruise missiles and quotes a senior NATO official as saying there are already hundreds of planes earmarked for a possible military action. The U.S. is also raising the possibility that NATO would launch a military attack even if it does not have a green light from the United Nations.

Guests:

  • Sarah Flounders, Coordinator of the International Action Center based in New York City. She is author of the book, NATO and the Balkans: Voices of Opposition. Call: International Action Center: 212-633-6646.
  • Andreas Zumach, a United Nations correspondent for the German publication The Daily Paper based in Geneva. He covers the Balkans for a number of newspapers and radio and television stations internationally.

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