Tussles at the Top


GENERAL MISTRUST: When Kostunica tried to remove him, Pavkovic called for the President to go

The future doesn't seem bright for ousted President Slobodan Milosevic, but it's easy to imagine a smirk on his face as he watches the latest news from Serbia from his cell in the Hague where he is on trial for war crimes. For more than a year, a vicious power struggle among Milosevic's successors has been tearing the country apart, and last week the crisis escalated to the brink of a military coup.

The central character in this drama is General Nebojsa Pavkovic, a former Milosevic loyalist who was in charge of Serbian troops during the 1999 Kosovo...

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