The Kosovo Parliament voted almost unanimously on December 14 to begin the process of upgrading the country’s existing NATO/KFOR-trained paramilitary force, the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), into a formal military organisation in a process expected to take up to 10 years.

The United States has actively supported the transformation process in the hopes of managing it closely, while the reaction from Serbia, widely expected to be vociferous, exceeded most expectations and the issue will likely b...

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