Tuesday, May 11, 1999 Published at 01:31 GMT 02:31 UK
Inside Nato's bunker
Decisions are made 100ft below ground in a nuclear bunker
By BBC Europe Correspondent David Shukman
Eight floors underground, in a Ministry of Defence nuclear bunker, Britain chooses the targets Nato can attack.
The men who run the UK's armed forces descend into the cramped and secret corridors every day, as they have done since the start of the Nato campaign.
But the air campaign is not working as quickly as they had hoped it would. The disaster of the attack on the Chinese embassy makes the situation worse.
This is ultimately a political campaign, and blunders count, as Britain's diplomats in China have found out, following violent protests in Beijing.
Sources at the headquarters running British forces in the Balkans say the targets are pinpointed with great care. The view in the war room at Northwood, Middlesex, is that Nato's record in the campaign has been good.
Winning in Kosovo takes more than the brute force of missiles and this reinforced concrete, however. It is also a question of Nato not making mistakes.
But as the bombing intensifies, so do the risks, and the people in charge know it.