Bosnia Airlift Is Set; Will It Do Any Good?

A U.S. supply drop is praised, but critics fear a quagmire

IF THERE CAN BE SUCH A THING AS AN INNOCUOUS involvement in Bosnia, the Clinton Administration may have found it. Since first proposing a U.S. air drop of food and medical supplies into eastern Bosnia, the White House and Pentagon have made continuous modifications to head off trouble. Plans for fighter escorts were scrapped. U.S. C-130 cargo planes flying out of Germany's Rhein-Main air base were to make the drops at night from an altitude of 10,000 ft. or more, to minimize any chance of being hit by ground fire. And they were to be preceded by planes dropping leaflets telling...

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