da: The New York Times
America’s top military officer traveled Monday to the only country in Europe ever bombed by NATO to seek increased cooperation between the armed forces of the United States and Serbia and a lessening of tensions over an independent Kosovo.
Adm. Mike Mullen is the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to visit Serbia. On Monday, he described the military relationship between the two nations as “a friendship that has weathered many trials and has grown stronger and stronger.”
Admiral Mullen and his Serbian counterpart, Gen. Zdravko Ponos, both spoke appreciatively of the growing numbers of Serbian military officers attending war colleges in the United States, as well as an unusual program in which the Ohio National Guard trains with Serbian units.
But the two top officers agreed that Kosovo was a divisive issue better left to…