January 8, 1993 |
Defense Secretary-designate Les Aspin told senators Thursday that "there's more of a national interest at stake in Bosnia than there is in Somalia" and reinforced a growing belief among some that the incoming Administration may have a greater willingness to use force in the conflict in the Balkans.
May 7, 1993 |
A group of key senators returning from military briefings in Europe said Thursday that U.N. peacekeepers in Bosnia must be reinforced with heavy arms and more troops to defend themselves from reprisals if President Clinton orders air strikes. "These forces need to be beefed up," said Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn (D-Ga.). "They are so lightly armed now they are, in effect, hostages.
March 15, 1996 |
The Clinton administration's bid to muster international help to arm and train the Bosnian government army received a serious setback Thursday as several key European countries served notice that they will not provide significant help. With a meeting of potential donors scheduled for Ankara, Turkey, today, France, Britain, Germany and the Netherlands have all declined to contribute substantially. Other potential donors, such as Saudi Arabia, have signaled that they too may hold back. U.S.
June 9, 1993 |
Secretary of State Warren Christopher arrived in Europe on Tuesday hoping to persuade Washington's NATO allies to share in the air defense of safe areas in Bosnia-Herzegovina. A senior Administration official said Christopher will ask the allies to join the United States in providing air cover for U.N.
April 23, 1993 |
Rebel Serbs in Bosnia-Herzegovina on Thursday accused Muslims in Srebrenica of spiriting weapons and fighters out of the devastated town to evade U.N. efforts to disarm them. After senior officers of the U.N. peacekeeping mission to the former Yugoslav republics said that Srebrenica had been "demilitarized," rebel warlords protested that too few weapons had been turned in. "The Muslims have given up a ridiculously small quantity of weapons, mostly outdated and unusable," Bosnian Serb Gen.
November 16, 1993 |
Bosnia-Herzegovina will sue Britain in the World Court for violating a 1948 convention against genocide by opposing the lifting of a U.N. arms embargo that it says prevents the former Yugoslav republic from defending itself, Bosnian U.N. envoy Muhamed Sacirbey told a news conference Monday. Bosnia will also charge that Britain, as a permanent member of the Security Council, "illegally imposed and maintained an arms embargo" against it in violation of Article 51 of the U.N.