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Ambassador Recalls 1995 Meeting With Karadzic

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After living as a fugitive for more than a decade, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was arrested Monday on charges related to genocide and war crimes during the Bosnian war.

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke recalls a meeting he had with Karadzic in 1995 as NATO airstrikes forced Bosnia's Serbs to negotiate.

"Karadzic's capture is another reminder of the value of war crimes tribunals," Holbrooke writes. "Even though 12 years-plus is an inexcusably long time, the war crimes indictment kept Karadzic on the run and prevented him from resurfacing."

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