THE WEEK: NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 2

NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 2

NATION

SENDING IN THE TROOPS

President Clinton went on national television to make his case for sending 20,000 U.S. troops to join the nato peacekeeping mission in Bosnia. The President said U.S. prestige in brokering the latest peace agreement was at stake and that a stable Bosnia was in America's national interest. Polls showed that a majority of the public was still waiting to be convinced. But on Capitol Hill, hostile skepticism melted into resignation as legislators acknowledged that the President had the constitutional authority to send the troops without their consent. Congress prepared to vote on a limited resolution of...

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