West Germany: Balkan Vendetta

For almost 25 years, West Germany has served as the front line of the cold war between the two superpowers. For nearly as long, it has also been the site of a smaller, less-publicized struggle that nonetheless has been far more lethal for its participants. It is an underground war involving hired assassins, silent murder, terror attacks and mission-impossible type weapons, including a variety of poison gas that West German authorities cannot yet identify. The fighters are Yugoslavs—exiles opposed to the regime of Josip Broz Tito on one side, agents of the Yugoslav secret service, the U.D.B.A., on the...

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