And this was the first NATO operation in history. I guess after the collapse of Soviet Union someone had to be beaten into the pulp instead.
Remember, the collapse of the soviet union was brought about by a United States under the leadership of a courageous statesman Ronald Reagan. The collective cowardly NATO leadership was "$#itless" at the thought of the soviets. Weighing in on the side of islamic expansion in the Balkans against the tiny Serb nation allowed both cowardly NATO and cowardly clintoon to regain a sense of "manhood".