Words Bring Bombs: Us Decision-Making Prior To Operation Allied Force
West Point Press
"The first American bombs began to fall on Pristina, Kosovo at 8p.m. That night, March 24, 1999, 250 US military aircraft participated in the opening strike of Operation Allied Force—an international, coalition effort to end Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević’s violent persecution of Kosovar Albanians.2 Following seventy-eight days of NATO bombing, Milošević conceded: Serbian troops withdrew, and Kosovo was granted self-rule under international supervision. Allied Force combined the efforts of the United Nations (UN), the Contact Group, and NATO to achieve a political outcome through military force. In the United States, prior to the strikes, senior government officials battled over whether to commit to military intervention."
Zimmer, Quentin. “Words Bring Bombs: Us Decision-Making Prior To Operation Allied Force.” West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. Volume 13 (Spring 2023): 164-181.