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The warring parties in Bosnia have agreed on the governmental structure of a proposed Bosnian state divided between a Muslim-Croat federation and Bosnian Serbs. In a brief White House press conference, President Clinton said the agreement brings all parties "closer to the ultimate goal of a genuine peace." TIME's J.F.O. McAllister notes that the agreement, while significant, is still a very small step toward peace. "This is essentially a political strategy for the President," notes McAllister. "Richard Holbrooke has been getting a lot of the headlines on this recently, and Clinton needs to be shown as working toward peace. This gives the public the idea that Clinton is doing something when in fact there still are a lot of details to work out." Still left unresolved: How to divide Bosnia among the contending parties.