As Kosovo War began,I accompanied Wes Clark (US general) to see (Macedonian) President Gligorov. Wes asked the president for permission to pre-position equipment in the event a decision to invade Kosovo was made. Gligorov asked Clark, "If I agreed to your request, will you allow us to join NATO?... Because, General Clark, we are Serbia's neighbors and expect to be for many years. And the Serbs, as you might know, have long knives, and even longer memories.Clark refocused on Albania as a place to build up equipment in the event of a decision to invade with ground troops.