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  • Published: 15 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781590518984
  • Imprint: Other Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $38.00

The Butcher's Trail

How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt



Now updated and in paperback, the gripping story of how—and against what odds—the perpetrators of Balkan genocide were subjected to the most successful manhunt in history.

Written with a thrilling narrative pull, The Butcher’s Trail chronicles the pursuit and capture of the Balkan war criminals indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Borger recounts how Ratko Mladic—now on trial in The Hague—and recently convicted Radovan Karadžic were finally tracked down, and describes the intrigue behind the arrest of Slobodan Miloševic, the Yugoslav president who became the first head of state to stand before an international tribunal for crimes perpetrated in a time of war. Based on interviews with former special forces soldiers, intelligence officials, and investigators from a dozen countries—most speaking about their involvement for the first time—this book reconstructs a fourteen-year manhunt carried out almost entirely in secret.Indicting the worst war criminals that Europe had known since the Nazi era, the ICTY ultimately accounted for all 161 suspects on its wanted list, a feat never before achieved in political and military history.

  • Published: 15 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781590518984
  • Imprint: Other Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $38.00

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