Hail To The Chief And Pass The Hand Grenades

Just after his election, Bill Clinton promised a laser-beam focus on revving up U. S. economic growth. Instead, the new President may find himself worrying about the kind of lasers that guide "smart" bombs to their targets. On Jan. 13, President-to-be Clinton was forcefully reminded of the festering international problems that await him when 112 U. S. and allied aircraft launched a raid on missile sites in southern Iraq's "no-fly" zone. Elsewhere, as Clinton packed his inaugural tuxedo, U. S. Marines suffered their first fatality while feeding the starving in Somalia, and the Air Force girded for possible action in the skies over Bosnia.

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