BALKAN ENEMY NO. 1

THE WHITE HOUSE NEEDS TO GET RID OF KARADZIC SO BOSNIA CAN HAVE ELECTIONS AND CLINTON CAN WIN HIS

Diplomacy is often a high-stakes game of chicken. This time the showdown is between the U.S. and Serb President Slobodan Milosevic over the fate of Radovan Karadzic, Bosnia's defiant Serb leader and most-wanted war criminal. His continued authority and freedom have been galling the West ever since the Dayton peace accords promised last December that he would be dumped from power and delivered to trial. Now he stands squarely in the way of Washington's rickety peace plan to hold "free and fair" elections this September in Bosnia--elections that will allow NATO forces to declare success and go home by year's end....

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