Karadzic Called to Reckoning


CHANGE OF FACE: Karadzic wielded steel and drew blood in 1992, left, but more recently he preached spiritual well-being as alter ego Dr. Dabic

Radovan Karadzic's last lair wasn't a cave or a safe house; no secret bolt-holes or special security details shielded him. Instead, the former Bosnian Serb leader, one of the world's most wanted men, was hiding in plain view amid the drab, anonymous housing blocks of New Belgrade, a suburb of the Serbian capital. He was nabbed not by NATO, whose forces had spent 12 years in a vain and sometimes desultory search for him, but by the security forces of Serbia — the country whose designs for grandeur he had so ardently tried to further. In the end, it seems, political...

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