Serbs On Our Side

The last time Serbian soldiers saw combat, they were being bombed out of Kosovo by U.S. Tomahawk missiles. Now they're all set to fight alongside their former American foes. During a trip to Washington this summer, sources tell TIME, Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Zivkovic pledged to send up to 1,000 troops to aid American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S., which is trying hard to persuade allies to share some of the military burden in Iraq, quickly agreed. The initial deployment: a mix of 250 army officers and members of the gendarmerie. "We don't need peacekeepers," says a U.S. official...

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