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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / Refugees / NATO Bombing / Captured Soldiers / United States Policy #430234

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 1999
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Kukes, Albania: Catherine Bond) The refugee crisis in Albania, now crowded with exiles from Kosovo, featured; scenes shown of refugees on the move and encamped; details given of reports on what had happened when the Serb forces struck Kosovo. [In Kukes, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako OGATA - asks questions about the refugees.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Brent Sadler) Telephone report on NATO's continuing bombing of Yugoslavia and on the fate of the captured American soldiers presented; scenes shown of protests on bridges in Belgrade and Novi Sad.

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The White House position on the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) mission in Kosovo updated. [President CLINTON - blames Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for making hundreds of thousands of people refugees.] Clinton's statements about the efforts by the president of Cyprus to free the captured soldiers outlined. The issue of autonomy for Kosovo and the White House statements on the refugees in Macedonia and Albania and inside Kosovo discussed.

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Findings of a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll on the perception of Clinton's handling of the situation in Kosovo and on casualties in a military action outlined on screen.

(Pentagon: David Ensor) Criticism of Clinton's war policies examined. [Texas A&M University George EDWARDS - says Clinton is unwilling to a pay a price for victory in a war.] [Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Larry FARRELL, Balkan Action Council Jim HOOPER - question refusing to consider ground troops as a possibility.] [Former Senator Bob DOLE - says it is a political bombing, not a military bombing.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Bond, Catherine;
Ensor, David;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Sadler, Brent

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