Letter: War's dilemmas

Sir: Mr Lee may be right (letter, 5 June); recent experience in the Balkans suggests that a war can be "won" by air power alone. But at what a cost in civilian lives and civil infrastructure!

Surely in taking military action in a humanitarian cause there is an obligation to minimise the loss of civilian lives and property.

In the case of Serbia and Kosovo a different strategy and a different timing might well have produced a much more morally acceptable outcome.

A C DALE

Stratford sub Castle,

Wiltshire

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