THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
Holbrooke Team's Return to Former Yugoslavia with New Members
The President has instructed Ambassador Holbrooke to return to the former Yugoslavia this Sunday, Aug. 27 to continue the search for peace. In doing so, we honor the memory of Robert Frasure, Joseph Kruzel and Nelson Drew who gave their lives in pursuit of this important cause that has already taken so many innocent lives.
Following today's memorial service for the three men, the President met with his foreign policy team and the new members of the Holbrooke team. They include:
The group will continue the diplomatic effort begun two weeks ago to seize the opportunity for a negotiated settlement in the Balkans. There can be no more fitting tribute to our colleagues than to persist with new vigor the efforts for which they gave their lives.