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Bosnia / Peace Mission / United States Troops / Plavsic #175143

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 28, 1997
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Reports introduced.

(London: Mike Lee) Attack by stone-throwing Serbs on United States peacekeeping troops in Brcko, Bosnia, because of the power struggle between moderate Serbs supporting Bosnian Serb Biljana Plavsic and those loyal to Radovan Karadzic featured; scenes shown of the confrontation in which Serbs taunted American troops. [US peacekeeping unit Lieutenant Colonel Jim CRONIN - cites a soldier's injury.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) A closer look at Plavsic presented; details given of her wartime role in the siege of Sarajevo. [PLAVSIC - speaks out.] [Special representative Ambassador Robert GELBARD - talks about Plavsic.] The calculated risk for President Clinton's administration in backing Plavsic noted. [Brookings Institution Susan WOODWARD - warns about Plavsic's ardent nationalism.]

Ensor, David;
Lee, Mike;
Sawyer, Forrest

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