NOT-SO-RAPID RESPONSE

DESPITE NATO BLUSTER, PEACEKEEPING REINFORCEMENTS WON'T CHANGE A THING

The first French reinforcements landed in Bosnia last week. A flight of helicopters lifted 60 Foreign Legionnaires and six heavy mortars off warships in the Adriatic and set them down in a heavily wooded area on Mount Igman, a strategic height overlooking Sarajevo. The platoon quickly moved into position to support a French infantry battalion that had been under attack by Bosnian Serbs.

A platoon of 60 men, even of famously tough Foreign Legionnaires, will hardly make a difference in bloody Bosnia. Still, their arrival was apparently meant to send the Serbs some signals. They were the first new unit into...

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