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Profile: Peter Alexander Rupert Carington
Positions that Peter Alexander Rupert Carington has held:
- British Foreign Secretary (1979â1982)
- British Secretary-General of NATO (1984â1988)
- British Secretary of State for Defence (1990-1996)
Peter Alexander Rupert Carington was a participant or observer in the following events:
Lawrence Eagleburger sends Warren Zimmerman to Sarajevo to encourage Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic to renege on an agreement brokered by Lord Carrington that would have prevented the breakup of Yugoslavia. Because of this and other similar incidents, Sir Alfred Sherman, a close colleague of Margaret Thatcher and a staunch US Cold War ally, later describes American intervention in the Balkans as a policy of “lying and cheating, fomenting war in which civilians are the main casualty, and in which ancient hatreds feed on themselves.” [Sherman, 3/2/1997]
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