UNSHAKABLE VACILLATION

THE SERBS RELEASE HOSTAGES, BUT DOWN A U.S. PLANE; THE U.S. OFFERS TROOPS, THEN RENEGES; AND NATO DOES LESS BY DOING MORE

Just before dawn last Saturday, a convoy of three buses and an ambulance rumbled out of Bosnia and into the Serbian university town of Novi Sad. Out climbed 121 U.N. soldiers -- mostly Canadian, British and French -- who had been held hostage by Bosnian Serbs for six days. They were tired and grimy but in good shape, except for six who had been injured in a road accident. Sitting on a bed in a hotel in Belgrade, a 21-year-old from the Royal Welch Fusiliers said, "All I want now is sex, but I can't say that, can I? Just say...

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