But they acknowledged that unspecified problems prevented the two sides from signing an agreement on transforming the KLA into a 5,000-member Kosovo Corps.
The agreement was to have been signed by peacekeeper commander General Mike Jackson and the KLA military commander, Gen Agim Ceku, but the ceremony was cancelled.
Some of the military leadership of the KLA includes veterans of MPRI-planned Operations Storm and Strike, 1995 Croatian military offensives that resulted in the ethnic cleansing of Serbs from eastern Croatia.
The military commander of the KLA, Agim Ceku, is a former brigadier general in the Croatian army, and, according to the London Independent's Robert Fisk, an "ethnic cleanser" in his own right.
Now plans to arm and train KLA
fighters are seriously discussed in the NATO capitals; according to a number of media reports, it is already happening.
has long had designs on Kosovo, which it wants to detach from Serbia.
also urged men who have fled with their families to neighbouring Albania to return to fight.
State Department listed the KLA
as a terrorist organization, indicating that it was financing its operations with money from the international heroin trade and loans from Islamic countries and individuals, among them allegedly Osama bin Laden.
Pearl and co-author Robert Block focused on the propaganda efforts of KLA
propagandist Halit Barani, "a former actor with a Karl Marx beard who summarizes Serb war crimes by showing a photo of a baby with a smashed skull.
, made up of good guys and bad guys, fought Milosevic, Serb strongman and Europe's last blood-sucking Stalinist.
While funding for the KLA
may have come from bin Laden, as Mutschke pointed out, training for the KLA
's leaders came from American and British special forces and intelligence personnel.
has made it clear that it will not rest until it has created a "Greater Albania" that includes parts of five existing countries, and it has enlisted NATO support in that campaign.