FINALLY, THE LEADER OF NATO LEADS

For once Bill Clinton could get angry about bosnia without feeling helpless. The President was outraged when he first learned about the carnage in the Sarajevo market last Monday. On the phone from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he was vacationing, he told his National Security Adviser, Anthony Lake, that if, as expected, the Bosnian Serbs were found to be responsible, nato would have to retaliate. By shelling Sarajevo, he said, the Serbs were daring the Western alliance--and specifically the U.S.-to live up to its recent promise to answer such attacks with substantial air strikes. "This absolutely requires a response," Clinton declared.

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