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Why a NATO general defied the Supreme Allied Commander in Kosovo

On June 12, 1999, British Army Capt. James Blunt (yes, the singer) received an order from NATO headquarters to capture the Pristina Airport in Kosovo. There was just one problem: the airport was already seized by the Russian Army. The orders from headquarters told Capt. Blunt to advance on the airport and block the runway.  … Continued

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