erbia plunged itself into confrontation with The Hague--and possibly also the international community--this week, by refusing to hand over four former commanders in Kosovo whose indictments were made public on October 20.
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As in 1989, it was not the military prowess of the western alliance bringing freedom to an Eastern European country, but the power of nonviolent action by the subjugated peoples themselves.
Washington's support of the establishment of a credible coalition government -- including political leaders of all the various ethnic communities -- would represent a clear signal that the U.S. is sincerely interested in establishing a multiethnic Kosovo.
When war erupted in the former Yugoslavia in 1991, the U.S. kept its distance.