Release No: 126-99
March 27, 1999
STATEMENT BY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE KEN BACON
The United States has no intention of sending ground troops to fight in Kosovo, and the
Department of Defense is not doing any planning that would enable such a deployment. As
President Clinton has said, the United States would only send ground troops to Kosovo as
part of a NATO peacekeeping force after an agreement establishing a ceasefire and requiring
disarmament by both parties to the conflict in Kosovo.