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Bosnia / Unrest / Peace Mission / Rebuilding / United States Forces #401666

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 02, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report from the Bosnian government accusing the Serbs of 16 kidnapping civilians in the Serb-held suburb of Ilidza in Sarajevo noted. [Bosnian foreign minister Muhamed SACIRBEY - says the Dayton agreement is being violated by the Serbs.]

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(State Department: Steve Hurst) The slow move toward rebuilding the infrastructure in Bosnia examined. [US State Department spokesman Glyn DAVIES, Joints Chiefs operations director General Howell ESTES - want the civilian implementation to get going.] [Bosnia analyst George KENNY - defends the military-civilian imbalance.] The continuing dispute between Paris and Washington over who pays this cost noted.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The opening of the pontoon bridge over the Sava River, which will carry United States troops and vehicles into Bosnia from Croatia, and the airlifting out of Spec. Martin Begosh, the first United States soldier wounded in Bosnia on Saturday when his vehicle hit a mine, reported; scenes shown of the bridge and of Begosh.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Secretary of Defense William Perry said en route to Bosnia to visit the troops; scenes shown from Aviano Air Base in Italy. Statement from White House press secretary Michael McCurry that President Clinton may go to Bosnia, too, noted.

Bowker, Hilary;
Hurst, Steve;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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