Richard Holbrooke: Jumping into the Fire

Richard Holbrooke finally takes his seat at the U.N.--and tackles Kosovo's growing chaos

No one has ever accused Richard Holbrooke of avoiding risks. And there's something fascinating about watching a man who has so much to lose--he's tabbed as a possible future Secretary of State--making big, risky bets with his reputation. It's like watching NASCAR for the wrecks, not the finish. Last week Holbrooke jetted into Kosovo to try to jump-start a U.N. relief effort in danger of deteriorating. "The future of the United Nations is being tested here," Holbrooke said as he bounced along the road to Cikatovo, a Kosovar village where Serbian forces executed at least 100 ethnic Albanians and pushed their...

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