Senate Wants Troops Home On Schedule
The Senate put the Clinton administration on notice Friday that it wants U.S. troops out of Bosnia next June as planned. But it stopped short of cutting off funds for the operation and held the door open to the possibility of a continued American role in the region.
Senators included the warning in their version of the $268 billion defense bill.
The nonbinding resolution said all U.S. ground combat forces should be withdrawn from Bosnia by June 30, 1998, and that European countries should provide any ground troops needed after that date.
But, as an incentive for European cooperation, it also said the United States may “provide support … including command and control, intelligence, logistics and, if necessary, a ready reserve force in the region.”