A Query on Two Secessions: Kosovo and South Ossetia

Can anybody explain why the U.S. opposed violent anti-secessionism by Serbia in Kosovo but (apparently) now supports violent anti-secessionism by Georgia in South Ossetia?

David Beito is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute and editor of the Independent book, The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society (with Peter Gordon and Alexander Tabarrok).
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