The overwhelming given in most conflicts: Mud. A mostly unremarkable December 20th in 1995. Of course, if you were in Bosnia or anywhere in the former Yugoslavia it would be a remarkable day, as the UN handed over peacekeeping duties to NATO
December 20, 2011

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The overwhelming given in most conflicts: Mud.


A mostly unremarkable December 20th in 1995. Of course, if you were in Bosnia or anywhere in the former Yugoslavia it would be a remarkable day, as the UN handed over peacekeeping duties to NATO forces and a combined military force which included both American and Russians units took over to put an end to the conflict that ripped the entire region apart. The discovery of horrors would come shortly.

Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, negotiations were underway for a budget deal which, depending on who you asked, were either going well, going painfully slowly or not going at all. Another cliff-hanger in the offing.

In other news, it was learned that Insurance companies providing private supplemental insurance to seniors were raising premiums on average of 30% for that little slice of peace of mind. How unusual.

The White Water investigation was continuing. The Republicans pledged to override a Presidential veto of a bill designed to limit lawsuits by investors who were cheated by underwriters, corporate executives and accountants.

Winter storms were sweeping the country with the worst hit from the Plains to New England.

Communists were holding 1/3 of the seats in the Russian Parliament, causing a predicament for Boris Yeltsin. And to top it all off, OJ Simpson's net worth was deemed no longer a secret with regards to the upcoming Civil Suit.

No mass demonstrations, no calls for the toppling of governments. But the eventual discovery of mass graves and concentration camps gave proof inhumanity was still very much with us.

And that's how that particular December 20th went in 1995 as reported on The CBS World News Roundup.

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