A Valley Full Of Dangers

ON THE FRONT LINES

Part of the world's great reluctance to fight in the Balkans comes from the region's unforgiving geography. The area once known as Yugoslavia is a jumble of steep hills, dusty plateaus and impenetrable valleys--a terrible place to fight a war but a wonderful place for guerrilla warfare.

Last week American patrols got a glimpse of just the kind of Balkans war politicians and generals fear most. But the enemy wasn't Serbs, rather a group of renegade Albanians who dream of a "greater Albania" and are intent on attacking the Serbs and Macedonians, who stand in their way. From Washington to...

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