NATO in Serbia Essay by Pseudodionysius
NATO in Serbia
An analysis of the NATO invasion of Serbia by examining international law.
# 8686 | 1,980 words | 23 sources | APA | 2000 |
Published on Feb 03, 2003 in International Relations (U.S.) , Law (International) , Political Science (Non-U.S.) , European Studies (Bosnian Conflict)
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This paper attempts to justify the NATO strikes on Serbia by examining international law. This invasion, made for both strategic and moral purposes, and made in part because of violations of international law by Serbia, was itself an exercise in near-total disregard of international law.
From the Paper:"On March 24, 1999, President William Clinton of the United States of America ordered air strikes against Serbia as part of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) offensive, Operation Allied Force. Speaking to the American people, he explained: "We act to protect ... innocent people in Kosovo from a mounting military offensive ... to prevent a wider war; to diffuse a powder keg at the heart of Europe that has exploded twice before in this century ... to stand united with our allies for peace." The 30,000 soldier offensive was made in response to Serbian oppression of ethnic Albanians living in the province of Kosovo. NATO justified the bombing as an attempt to protect Kosovar civilians, to stabilize regional European security, and to maintain NATO credibility. This invasion, made for both strategic and moral purposes, made in part because of violations of international law by Serbia, was itself an exercise in near-total disregard of international law."
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