Yeltsin's Fast-Break Generals

Just when it seemed Boris Yeltsin could not become more eccentric and unpredictable, the mad dash of some 200 Russian troops from Bosnia into Kosovo and their takeover of the Pristina airport has reduced political analysis of his regime to something very like chaos theory. The politics of presidential truculence and pique that has so long dominated decision making in Russia has now spilled into foreign relations. And the fact that the Russian military was able to bypass most of the country's top civilian decision makers shows that Yeltsin has a new set of favorites--Russian army generals with a bleak view...

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