NATO VS MILOSEVIC, IN THE POWDER KEG OF THE BALKANS
Behind the major historical events of the Mediterranean world
An episode from the series BORDERS
In March 1999, an international coalition, led by the United States, launched a military operation on Serbia, a small country in the heart of the Balkans. In a few days, numerous bombs were dropped by NATO planes.
Today, it appears that the reasons for this intervention are more complex than initially presented. Indeed, it seems that the United States, feeling guilty for staying on the sidelines in Bosnia, and seeking to reassert its influence in Europe, launched an operation that was unnecessary.
This campaign, presented as a success at the time, was poorly prepared and had controversial results.