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Shaking Ratko Mladic's Hand: A Reporter's Reflections


Allan Little reporting on Balkan war (Photo: BBC)

Reporter Allan Little covered the Balkan Wars for the BBC.

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He has a reflection on that time, including the day he met Bosnia Serb General Ratko Mladic.

"I shook his hand," Little said. "He held it firmly and wouldn't let go for what seemed to me to be many minutes. He drew unnervingly close — just a few inches from my face."