December 24, 1996 |
Bad blood between American diplomats and spies in the Balkans grew into a secret but nasty turf war this year in which the State Department's diplomats tried--without success--to gain access to top-secret communications between the CIA and its field officers, according to senior Clinton administration officials. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and other senior State Department officials sought to force the CIA to agree to new rules that would give a U.S.
December 23, 1996 |
When Peter Galbraith, the U.S. ambassador to Croatia, sat down in a Zagreb mosque in the spring of 1994 with Imam Sevko Omerbasic, the religious leader of Zagreb's small Muslim community, they talked of their shared passion: the plight of the besieged Muslims in neighboring Bosnia. Galbraith, who was accompanied by an embassy aide, later described the meeting as a courtesy call "over tea cakes and Fantas." But Omerbasic claimed that the meeting was much more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1995 |
The delegation visiting from the Balkans took pictures and stood in the shadow of the concrete freeway overpasses repaired after the Northridge earthquake. They huddled intently around George Caravalho, Santa Clarita's city manager, as he explained how the structure over Gavin Canyon was finished in four months. "Is it true?" asked an incredulous Stjepan Dujmovic, a municipal official from Croatia.
October 28, 1995 |
This quiet, staid Midwestern city may seem an unlikely site for the complex diplomatic talks that finally could end the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but in Dayton the Clinton Administration is getting everything it wanted: tight security and no distractions. With only a few days to go before the talks open Wednesday, security has tightened visibly at nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where the parley will take place.
August 19, 1995 |
U.S. diplo mats, hoping that shifting battlefield fortunes will improve chances for peace, shuttled between Serbia and Croatia on Friday to push an initiative that Croatia's president said could produce a deal within weeks. But the main warring sides in Bosnia-Herzegovina--the Muslim-led government and rebel Serbs--adopted a more stubborn attitude a day before the U.S. delegation was expected in Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital. Croatian troops, meanwhile, pressed an assault on rebel Serbs.
May 3, 1995 |
Despite its renewed charge that Serbs are the primary aggressors throughout the shattered Yugoslav federation, the Clinton Administration on Tuesday called on Croatia to end its two-day offensive and re-establish cease-fire lines that cede one-third of the country to Serbian control. "We do not believe the situation should be changed by the use of force," State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said.