Making A Deal: Gore's Role: Deep In The Details

Few people last week were as anxious as Al Gore about the peace initiative of Russia's Viktor Chernomyrdin and Finland's Martti Ahtisaari. As the Vice President campaigned in New Hampshire, the topic of the day was to have been health care for the elderly, but at every stop Gore met questions about the peace plan that had just been accepted by the Yugoslav parliament. Gore maintained a cautious face publicly, warning that it was premature to claim victory. Still, several times in private he dashed to a secure phone line to get the latest, increasingly optimistic assessments from his national security...

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