BOSNIA: GENERALS FOR HIRE

CONFRONTED WITH ITS TRICKIEST TASK IN BOSNIA, THE U.S. HAS MADE PLANS TO PAY SOMEONE ELSE TO DO IT

THIS IS THE AGE OF PRIVATIZATION. All across America, communities are hiring for-profit firms to perform the tasks that have traditionally fallen to government--educating children, running prisons, even building and maintaining highways. There is one job, though, that seems to be an unlikely candidate for outsourcing: executing the foreign policy of the U.S. If that is not the business of the Federal Government, what is? In Bosnia, however, the U.S. has a problem: there is one particular aspect of its mission that is crucial but that it is loath to carry out. So the very 1990s solution is likely to be...

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