The North Atlantic Treaty was signed by national governments including the US - are the national governments themselves ‘neutral’ enough? How about an independent observer like the Red Cross or something?
Carlton Meyer runs the website/ezine G2Mil, which is highly critical of the US military establishment and many of its’ programs. I enjoy the zine and am an avid reader but I have never encountered the claim(That there were 80 casualties for Kosovo) that you reference.
Also, if there were, in fact, casualties, it would be rather difficult for NATO to cover it up. Soldiers do have names and wives/husbands/relatives, you’d think they would notice if one of them didn’t come back.
And, for the record, the statement that there weren’t any NATO deaths wasn’t for the Kosovo mission…it was for Operation Deliberate Force, which was Nato strikes in Bosnia against the Bosnian Serbs.
The bombing campaign against Serbia itself was Operation Allied Force. There were no NATO combat deaths there, either. However, two US soldiers were killed when an Apache being used in a training exercise crashed in Albania.