For NATO, 2012 is to be year of disengagement from Kosovo—finally. Allied troops have been preoccupied there since 1999, and plans—which have been restructured several times—once called for NATO troops largely to have been withdrawn by now. But ethnic clashes in the northern part of the country—where the bulk of the Serbian minority is concentrated—in the latter half of 2011 slowed that move, and now officials are updating their plans to try again this year. The changes are significant. ...


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