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"deploy" is a rather vague term - especially in military jargon. The allies planned to "deploy" their troops in Normandy in 1944.

The Russian move was aggressive? Interesting you don't qualify NATO's moves as being aggressive. The Russians, who were instrumental in negotiating a deal between NATO and Milosevic, had an agreement with NATO that they would "deploy" their forces in the North of Kosovo. To thank the Russians for their mediation, NATO later reneged on this agreement (surprising of such a worthy organization).

by vladimir on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 04:44:07 AM EST
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vladimir:
The Russian move was aggressive? Interesting you don't qualify NATO's moves as being aggressive.
Isn't that implied in what nanne said?
The occupation of the airport was an aggressive move by Russia after they felt they had been double-crossed in the negotiations.
(My emphasis)

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 05:01:18 AM EST
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I don't know. Maybe nanne can clarify?
by vladimir on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 05:08:21 AM EST
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NATO's moves in Kosovo were clearly aggressive (dropping bombs and all). I don't know enough about the negotiations to tell whether the Russian sentiment of being double-crossed is justified.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Thu Dec 20th, 2007 at 05:50:47 AM EST
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