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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / NATO #427307

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 20, 1999
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Brussels: Patricia Kelly) The prospects for another showdown between the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies and Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic over the ongoing violence in Kosovo featured; details given of the allied naval force in the area. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) supreme commander General Wesley CLARK - says Milosevic has a bunker mentality.] [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military committee chairman General Klaus NAUMANN - says the diplomatic game is not over.] The hope that Milosevic will see reason before there is a need for a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strike noted.

(State Department: David Ensor) The Western military buildup featured; details given of the dangers in military action against Yugoslavia. [Secretary of Defense William COHEN - cites NATO's capabilities; admits NATO's credibility is on the line.] [Former United States ambassador to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Robert HUNTER - says either NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) or Milosevic wins.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Russian opposition to military intervention in Kosovo reported; scenes shown of the victims of the Racak massacre.

Ensor, David;
Kelly, Patricia;
Woodruff, Judy

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