Immunity ... Or Else

Even as it presses for the capture of accused war criminals on the lam in Serbia and Croatia, the U.S. is using hardball tactics to insulate its own citizens from similar prosecution. By an act of Congress, Washington last week cut military aid to at least 30 countries that failed to sign agreements exempting Americans from prosecution by the new International Criminal Court in the Hague. Balkan and Eastern European countries are hardest hit. Many decided not to sign the "nonsurrender" agreements for fear of alienating the European Union, which backs the court. The U.S. says the court could bring malicious,...

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