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Clinton May Extend Troops’ Stay In Bosnia

Compiled From Wire Services

After stressing European unity on an eight-day foreign trip, President Clinton left the door ajar on Saturday to extending the American peacekeeping mission in Bosnia past the current June 1998 deadline.

Clinton told reporters that while he believes “the present operation will have run its course” by the middle of next year, “we’ll have to discuss what, if any, involvement the United States should have there.”

While his remark appeared noncommittal, it reflected a more flexible attitude than previously expressed by the president about Bosnian troop withdrawals.

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