How the Muslims Would Be Armed

Even if Bill Clinton can persuade a balky U.N. Security Council to open up an arms pipeline to the Bosnian Muslims, it will not be an easy operation. Administration planners have only just begun to look seriously at which weapons to send, who would pay for them and how they would be delivered to landlocked Bosnia. Light weapons could flow in quickly, but training on more sophisticated equipment could take weeks.

U.S. intelligence estimates that nearly one-third of the 50,000 Muslim forces do not have enough heavy weapons. Until now, they have kept fighting by stealing arms left behind by the...

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