TIME TO KEEP THE PROMISE

PRESIDENT CLINTON PLANS TO SEND 20,000 U.S. TROOPS TO BOSNIA. HE HAS ONLY BEGUN TO EXPLAIN WHY

FOR TWO DAYS LAST WEEK, THREE OF Bill Clinton's top national-security advisers trudged up the steps of the U.S. Capitol and tried to explain to Congress why the White House wants to send up to 20,000 American soldiers to Bosnia. The Senators who listened had plenty of questions for the President's emissaries. Some of the queries were pointed, others acerbic, a few downright hostile. One, however, stood out for the succinctness with which it cut to the heart of the matter. It came from Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe, who is known for making crisp and at times incendiary remarks (he...

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