Accession Number:

ADA478845

Title:

Kosovo and U.S. Policy: Background and Current Issues

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-10-24

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Kosovo represents the last major unfinished business from the wars of Yugoslav succession in the 1990s. In 1998 and 1999, the United States and its NATO allies attempted to put an end to escalating violence between ethnic Albanian guerrillas and YugoslavSerb forces in Yugoslavias Kosovo province in southern Serbia. These efforts culminated in a 78-day NATO bombing campaign Operation Allied Force against Serbia from March until June 1999, when then-Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic agreed to withdraw his forces from the province. Since then, Kosovo has been governed by a combination of U.N. and local Kosovar interim governing structures. Under the terms of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1244, the U.N. Mission in Kosovo UNMIK has retained ultimate political authority in the province. A NATO-led peacekeeping force, KFOR, is charged with providing a secure environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE