Richard Mertens, Special to The Christian
GNJLANE, YUGOSLAVIA - For 5-and-1/2
months, Lt. Col. Timothy Reese, the commander of a 44-tank armored battalion,
stood ready to repulse a new invasion of Kosovo by the Yugoslav Army.
That turned out to be the easy part.
More recently, he's been trying to persuade local Serbs and ethnic Albanians
to work together again at a limestone quarry.
"It's surprising to me," says
Colonel Reese, who at 6-foot-4 looks every inch a tank commander. "We're