Informed Sources: Sep. 13, 1993

Yugo-Slaves of the State Department

Washington -- At the State Department, the unhappy souls in the Eastern European Bureau who are assigned to work on Bosnia are nicknamed "Yugo- slaves." So far, three have quit in the past year out of frustration with U.S. policies. The department's embarrassed high command recently held a meeting to head off any more defections. The solution is to at least reduce the physical discomfort involved in standing by at Foggy Bottom while genocide is committed in the Balkans: the Yugo-slaves will get better lighting and more space.

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