BOSNIA

THE BATTLING SECRETARIES: ALBRIGHT VS. COHEN

Secretary of State MADELEINE ALBRIGHT and Defense Secretary WILLIAM COHEN are still feuding over whether American soldiers should remain in Bosnia beyond June 1998, the once hard-and-fast deadline for their departure. Albright wants their stay extended, fearing the Bosnian Serbs, Croats and Muslims will go back to slaughtering one another if U.S. forces leave next summer. Cohen and Congress want the troops out, with no ifs, ands or buts. Bill Clinton has papered over the dispute for the moment, ordering the Pentagon to draw up two sets of contingency plans: one for a June withdrawal, the other for an extended stay....

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