A PERILOUS PEACE

THE KILLING HAS FINALLY STOPPED, BUT NOW COMES THE HARD PART.CAN BITTER ENEMIES FORGET THE WRONGS THEY HAVE DONE TO ONE ANOTHER AND LEARN TO LIVE TOGETHER?

IF PEACE WAS AT HAND, WHY DID ITS makers look so somber? The three Balkan Presidents were pale and hollow-eyed as they gathered behind the diplomatic table at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, last week. When Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina walked to his chair, he focused his gaze downward and barely touched the proffered hands of his counterparts, Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia and Franjo Tudjman of Croatia. As the three leaders initialed the stacks of documents that would end the 44-month war among these South Slavs, each gave the impression he was sitting behind an invisible wall,...

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