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Balkan Inferno: Betrayal, War and Intervention 19902005 [Paperback]

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From the final chapter:

at an Athens cocktail party in the fall of 2003 a young officer from the US embassy said that his first assignment, in 1993-4, had been Tirana, "We could do anything we wanted. In fact, they would like to be our fifty-first state. All the stuff was coming in right out at the international airport." The "stuff" he was referring to, I knew, was shorthand for military equipment. Then, he quickly moved to another subject while I took in the breathtaking implications of his remarks. It meant that long before Kosovo had gotten out of hand, and had broken into armed conflict, the US was fomenting and actively supporting revolt in the province-the US bears major responsibility for much of what followed, including the war and its unending tragic aftermath.

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Pages   600
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 5.83" Height: 1.42"
Weight:   1.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2006
Publisher   Enigma Books
ISBN  1929631634  
ISBN13  9781929631636  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Wes Johnson grew up in Minnesota and entered the CIA's junior officer program in 1962. During the 1980s, he was assigned to Jerusalem, Kabul, and Athens. Leaving the agency in 1990, he covered the conflict in the ex-Yugoslavia as an accredited journalist for Inter Press Service and Middle East International. He lives in retirement in Athens, Greece.

Wes Johnson was born in 1960.

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