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During Taylor's brutal rule, US watched, waited

Liberian now facing Hague

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor, shown southeast of Monrovia in 1990, goes on trial on war crimes charges tomorrow.
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / June 3, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- In the fall of 1998, as President Charles Taylor consolidated his grip on Liberia, the defense attache at the US Embassy invited representatives of the country's formerly warring factions to a series of dinners at his residence. (Full article: 2030 words)

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