Strange Bedfellows

The last time Serbian soldiers saw combat, they were being bombed out of Kosovo by U.S. missiles. Now they're set to fight alongside their former foes.

Following an offer from Prime Minister Zoran Zivkovic to send up to 1,000 troops to aid U.S. forces in Afghanistan or Iraq, a Serbian battalion is being readied for Kandahar, where it will hunt al-Qaeda terrorists and Taliban guerrillas.

The Serbs' choice of leader for the force, General Goran Radosavljevic, could be contro-versial. During the Kosovo war, he led a cluster of anti-guerrilla teams that, human-rights groups claim, committed...

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