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Bosnia / Civil War / Peace / United States Troops / Tuzla / Europe #603989

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 02, 1995
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(Germany: Brian Williams) The wait for orders for United States troops stationed in Germany to go into Bosnia as peacekeepers featured; scenes shown of President Clinton arriving at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany. [CLINTON - tells the soldiers they can respond with force and that every deployment has risks; recounts the horrors of the Bosnian civil war.] [With German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, CLINTON - explains why he came.] [1st Armored Division Captain Roger CLOUTIER, Pvt. Joshua KLICKMAN, sergeant Steven KOREN, Michael BERRY - react to the president's visit and the mission.]

(Tuzla: Kevin Tibbles) The peace and cease-fire in Tuzla, Bosnia, the Moslem stronghold where the United States troops will arrive, featured; details given of the opposition of Serb General Ratko Mladic to the peace plan; scenes shown from Tuzla. [Deputy mayor Mirza KUSLJUGIC - doubts a year of peacekeepers will be enough.]

(Germany: Brian Williams) Report from a senior White House official that the United States has "the cup" since Europe cannot get its act together with regard to Bosnia noted.

(Bonn: Jim Maceda) The war in Bosnia and the failed European efforts at peace reviewed; variety of war footage shown. [Assistant Secretary of State Richard HOLBROOKE - calls Bosnia a collective failure for the West.] [International Institution of Strategic Studies Christopher BERTRAM, US ambassador to Germany Charles REDMAN - say only the United States could clinch the peace deal.]

(Studio: Giselle Fernandez) The split in Germany over support for the Bosnian peace effort noted.

(New York: Giselle Fernandez) The reluctant endorsement by the Republicans of the United States mission in Bosnia reported.

Fernandez, Giselle;
Maceda, Jim;
Tibbles, Kevin;
Williams, Brian

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