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A reader serving with our armed forces in Afghanistan writes with a correction for my Bosnia column yesterday, in which my co-authors and I called “Milosevic, the first head of state to face war-crimes charges.” The reader points out that “Admiral Karl Doenitz was the head of the German government” between the announcement of Hitler’s death (May 1) and the German surrender (May 7, 1945). Doenitz was tried at Nuremburg and served a decade in prison. The acts for which Doenitz was convicted (waging a war of aggression, and violating the law of war at sea) did not involve his short tenure as a head of state.


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