Mission To Disarm

Young men and women from all over Europe headed south last week for a peculiarly Balkan harvest in the dangerous land of Macedonia. It has been a hot summer and the corn is high, but these gleaners are out for a more elusive crop: the guns of the rebel ethnic Albanians who make up the so-called National Liberation Army. No one is making plans for a bountiful autumn festival.

Late last week and over the weekend the bulk of the 4,500-strong NATO task force dubbed Operation Essential Harvest arrived in...

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