Hell No, He Won't Go

Not all old soldiers simply fade away. Janko Bobetko, 83 and ailing, had been keeping a low profile in Zagreb, intent on living out his days in the quiet comfort of the villa he shares with Magdalena, his wife of 57 years. That was before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia banged hard on Bobetko's door in the Croatian capital's tranquil Tuskanac neighborhood — and demanded to see him in the Hague.

The tribunal's five-count indictment, unsealed on Sept. 20, charges Bobetko, the Croatian army's former Chief of Staff, with "crimes against humanity" and "violations...

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