Here’s the State Department response:
Tom Casey, Acting Spokesman
March 11, 2006
Death of Slobodan Milosevic
The United States learned this morning of the death of Slobodan Milosevic.
Milosevic was the principal figure responsible for the violent dismemberment of
Yugoslavia in the 1990s, including the outbreak of two horrific wars in Bosnia
and Kosovo. Milosevic’s rule has long ended, and the United States supports a
future for the Serbian people of peace, security, prosperity and greater
integration with the Euro-Atlantic community.
Milosevic was on trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the
Former Yugoslavia in connection with the atrocities committed in the Balkans
conflicts of the 1990’s. He was charged with genocide, crimes against
humanity, violations of the laws and customs of war, and grave breaches of the
Geneva Conventions. His trial, which began in February 2002, was nearing
completion. The Tribunal will be looking into the circumstances of his death.
The United States reiterates its continued support for the Tribunal and its