The Minnesota National Guard in Kosovo
The tiny, Eastern-European country of Kosovo has been under United Nations control for the last five years, and Minnesotans account for over 800 of the 2,000 National Guard troops charged with keeping the peace between ethnic Serbs and Albanians there. Governor Tim Pawlenty paid a visit to the Minnesotan Peacekeepers in Kosovo over the weekend to offer his support and hear their concerns. He joins host Mike Edgerly to talk about what he learned. We also address other issues facing the national guard, which is increasingly being called upon to serve long tours of duty overseas.