A Very Close Call on the Way to the War Zone

While some top Clinton administration officials (and even Hillary) may be pining for a photo op in the Balkan war zone, they will have to get their snapshots the hard way. When Deputy Secretary of State STROBE TALBOTT flew in to the Macedonian capital of Skopje a few weeks ago in one of the Air Force's Lockheed C-130s, he got the ride of his life. The problem for potential future visitors: Talbott's plane was "painted," meaning that the Serbian military's antiaircraft system had got the plane in its target sight. Talbott's flight crew immediately began to swoop violently and dive the...

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