THE FADED SERB MYTH

The odds may still not be even on the battlefield in Bosnia, but they certainly have changed. For the first time in three years, the Bosnian Serb military machine has been forced into reverse, yielding large pieces of territory to a Croatian-Bosnian government offensive in the northwest of the country and easing the siege of Sarajevo under the pressure of a 14-day NATO bombing campaign. Whether the war in the former Yugoslavia is in its endgame or not, the dramatic shifts in the military and territorial balance should have a salutary effect on peace negotiations. The myth of invincibility, which the...

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