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Thursday  March 27, 2003

Iraq says U.S. troops will pay price in Baghdad street fighting; heavy bombardment rocks capital - 3/27/03 11:33 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes pounded communication and command facilities Friday in the most powerful bombardment of the capital in days. Iraq's defense minister was defiant, insisting the real battle for Baghdad will be prolonged, painful and street by street.
Rumsfeld suggests laying siege to Baghdad in hope of avoiding all-out urban warfare - 3/27/03 10:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld suggested on Thursday that U.S. forces bearing down on Baghdad might lay siege to the capital and hope anti-Saddam Hussein citizens rise up against the government before American troops have to invade the city of 5 million.
Coalition casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/27/03 10:07 PM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 27 dead, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead (only 10 names have been released).
Iraq says U.S. troops will pay price in Baghdad street fighting; heavy bombardment rocks capital - 3/27/03 10:04 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Warplanes pounded communication and command facilies Friday in the most powerful bombardment of the capital in days. Iraq's defense minister was defiant, insisting the real battle for Baghdad will be prolonged, painful and street by street.
Hundreds arrested after anti-war activists block part of NYC's Fifth Avenue - 3/27/03 10:01 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- About 215 protesters were arrested Thursday after they lay down on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, blocking traffic in the latest of a series of demonstrations against the war.
U.S. flag sales rising, not as sharply as after Sept. 11 and with anti-war competition - 3/27/03 9:57 PM
Old Glory has been flying out of U.S. stores more briskly since the war with Iraq began, but not with the fervor that followed the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, American flag producers say. And shops that stock anti-war banners, stickers and pins are finding more customers, too.
U.S. ambassador walks out of U.N. debate after Iraq accuses United States of "aggressive, criminal, military action" - 3/27/03 9:55 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations walked out of a debate on the Iraqi war Thursday after Iraq's ambassador accused Washington of planning the military assault for years, falsely believing Iraqi people would welcome invading troops with "hugs and flowers."
Coalition forces strike throughout Iraq, target Saddam's command structure - 3/27/03 9:47 PM
American-led forces bombed Iraqi targets and battled troops across Saddam Hussein's slowly shrinking domain Thursday, battering the regime's communications and command facilities in Baghdad.
Sandstorms gone, U.S., British warplanes take to skies - 3/27/03 9:37 PM
American-led forces bombed Iraqi targets and battled troops across Saddam Hussein's slowly shrinking domain Thursday, battering the regime's communications and command facilities in Baghdad.
Rumsfeld suggests laying siege to Baghdad in hope of avoiding all-out urban warfare - 3/27/03 9:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld suggested on Thursday that U.S. forces bearing down on Baghdad might lay siege to the capital and hope anti-Saddam Hussein citizens rise up against the government before American troops have to invade the city of 5 million.
Baghdad: near here. - 3/27/03 8:58 PM
The night's precision bombing strike targeted a building inside the Old Palace complex -- a presidential compound hit in earlier attacks. The compound, on the west bank of the Tigris River, includes a camp of the Republican Guard which was also targeted last week.
Baghdad: high price." - 3/27/03 8:57 PM
At a news conference in a Baghdad hotel, Ahmed warned that U.S.-led forces would have to fight for the city street by street.
Pentagon expels Christian Science Monitor reporter from Iraq - 3/27/03 8:46 PM
BOSTON (AP) -- A reporter for The Christian Science Monitor has been ordered out of Iraq after the Pentagon said he revealed the location of a Marine unit during a television interview.
Canada's parliament calls for Saddam's indictment on genocide, war crimes - 3/27/03 8:45 PM
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's Parliament unanimously passed a motion Thursday calling for the indictment of Saddam Hussein and other top Iraqi officials for "genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes."
U.S. military opens major airfield, logistics hub - 3/27/03 8:44 PM
TALLIL AIRFIELD, Southern Iraq (AP) -- With the arrival of a C-130 transport plane, Iraq's second-largest airfield Thursday took on a crucial role in U.S. war strategy: a way to sidestep Iraqi attacks on supply lines and get the troops what they need.
4th Infantry Division begins moving out at last - 3/27/03 8:39 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- One of the Army's most modern divisions began moving out Thursday to Kuwait, where it will bolster the U.S.-led war in Iraq with 30,000 troops equipped with hundreds of armored fighting vehicles and a squadron of attack helicopters.
Bush, Blair promise to persevere in war in Iraq - 3/27/03 8:17 PM
CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) -- With Iraqi troops dug in around Baghdad, President Bush pledged Thursday to battle Saddam Hussein's forces "however long it takes to win." Bush and British ally Tony Blair said the U.N. could help rebuild postwar Iraq, but left uncertain who would create and run a new government.
Navy medic killed in action; relatives say shrapnel hit him while tending to comrades - 3/27/03 8:13 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A Navy medic in Iraq was killed in action while tending to wounded comrades, his relatives said Thursday.
U.S. officials: Woman seen with Saddam on Iraqi TV is top weapons scientist - 3/27/03 7:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A woman seen on Iraqi television Thursday meeting with Saddam Hussein is believed to be one of the regime's top biological weapons scientists, U.S. intelligence officials said.
Training helps pilots prepare for the worst - 3/27/03 7:24 PM
MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. (AP) -- For many Americans, a chemical or biological attack is an abstract, if potentially terrifying, possibility.
EU-Latin American nations want U.N. lead role in rebuilding postwar Iraq - 3/27/03 7:07 PM
VOULIAGMENI, Greece (AP) -- The United Nations must have a key role in rebuilding Iraq even though the world body never endorsed the war, the European Union and Latin American nations said Thursday.
As far as Central Command is concerned, no surprises, no problems _ despite reports from field - 3/27/03 7:06 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Some U.S. Marines are running short of food and ammunition. Others are pinned down for days trying to clear Iraqi resistance.
Iraqi opposition calls for uprising, outlines plan for future of Iraq - 3/27/03 7:02 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Iraqi opposition called Thursday on the Iraqi people to rise up to liberate the country from Saddam Hussein's "dictatorship" and urged Iraqi armed forces to join them.
Hackers replace Al-Jazeera Web site with American flag - 3/27/03 6:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hackers wreaked electronic havoc Thursday on Internet sites operated by the Arab television network Al-Jazeera, diverting Web surfers to pornography and to a page with a U.S. flag and the message "Let Freedom Ring."
After weeks of delay, Army's 4th Infantry begins shipping out for Iraq - 3/27/03 6:45 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- Soldiers from one of the Army's most lethal heavy divisions began shipping out for the Middle East on Thursday, the first of thousands expected to help open a northern front in Iraq in the coming weeks.
Lebanese children call for end to war on Iraq - 3/27/03 6:44 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Waving flags from the Islamic militant group Hezbollah, about 4,000 Lebanese children chanted "Death to America" Thursday in one of the daily protests in the Middle East since the start of the U.S.-led war on Iraq.
Warthog to the rescue: U.S. relishes air advantage - 3/27/03 6:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces inching closer to Baghdad have an important air advantage: low-flying "Warthog" planes that can swoop in to knock out tanks and deflect artillery fire, and Apache helicopters that can hit Iraqi units from just above.
Calif. lawmaker wants to give local technology company a leg up in postwar Iraq - 3/27/03 6:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First the fries. Now the phones.
U.S. flag sales rising, not as sharply as after Sept. 11 and with anti-war competition - 3/27/03 5:59 PM
Old Glory has been flying out of U.S. stores more briskly since the war with Iraq began, but not with the fervor that followed the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, American flag producers say. And shops that stock anti-war banners, stickers and pins are finding more customers, too.
Polish defense minister scolds Bush for talking about Polish troops - 3/27/03 5:59 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's defense minister scolded President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday for publicly describing the actions of Polish commandos in Iraq, saying the U.S. leaders shouldn't use the troops "for propaganda."
Conservative political group takes Iraq on in the courts - 3/27/03 5:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A conservative political group opened a new front Thursday against Iraqi leaders -- in court.
Heavy bombardment rocks Baghdad - 3/27/03 5:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's defense minister declared Thursday the real battle for Baghdad will be on its streets, a bold speech followed by thunderous bombardments that rattled the capital and filled the night sky with flames and smoke.
Wolfowitz says Turkey made `big, big mistake' in denying use of land - 3/27/03 5:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Turkey's government "didn't quite know what it was doing" in failing to win parliamentary approval to allow U.S. troops the right to use its territory to invade Iraq, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Thursday.
Wounded U.S. soldier says Iraqis quickly gave up when confronted - 3/27/03 5:49 PM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- The Iraqis around the bridge wore Bedouin robes, seemingly civilians. But they were nervous, some of them ran. That was the first sign something wasn't right as U.S. troops in three Humvees rumbled toward the bridge.
Division attacked by one of their own carry on with their mission - 3/27/03 5:49 PM
SOMEWHERE IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- Maj. Kyle Warren, who pinned down the Army sergeant accused of a grenade attack on members of his own division, said Thursday it was necessary -- but difficult -- to put the incident behind him.
Pentagon turns to commercial satellites to ease wartime data squeeze - 3/27/03 5:46 PM
The war in Iraq is the most digitally intensive conflict ever, with virtually every tank, plane, Humvee and -- in many cases -- bombs and missiles linked by satellite to sometimes distant combat control rooms.
Defense officials don't rule out need for more money to pay for war - 3/27/03 5:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top administration officials pressed Congress on Thursday to quickly send President Bush the $74.7 billion he wants to begin paying for the war with Iraq, and didn't rule out needing even more money before the year ends.
Bush administration has seized $1.62 billion in Iraqi assets already frozen in U.S. - 3/27/03 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration has seized $1.62 billion in Iraqi assets already frozen in the United States and will use the money to help rebuild the country once Saddam Hussein is ousted, a top Treasury Department official said Thursday.
U.S. ambassador walks out of U.N. debate over Iraq - 3/27/03 5:27 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations walked out of a debate on the Iraqi war Thursday after Iraq's ambassador accused the United States of trying to exterminate the Iraqi people.
Iraq war spurs recurring depression among veterans - 3/27/03 5:14 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Images from the war in Iraq are stirring up bad memories for veterans who served in the jungles of Vietnam, the foxholes of World War II and the sandy deserts of the first Gulf War.
French minister calls for united international backing on all decisions to use force - 3/27/03 5:11 PM
LONDON (AP) -- French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said Thursday that pre-emptive strikes against rogue regimes could further destabilize the world, and that any decision to use force must be backed by a united international community.
FBI interviews of thousands of Iraqis in the United States, but not always welcome - 3/27/03 5:02 PM
Ghassan Hanna served the FBI agents tea, and answered their questions while his 1 1/2-year-old daughter slept on his shoulder.
Iraqi military using urban strategy to overcome outdated equipment - 3/27/03 5:01 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Burdened with outdated tanks, little air support and dwindling supplies in some areas, the Iraqi military will concentrate on urban fighting to keep U.S.-led coalition forces at bay -- particularly in the crucial fight for Baghdad, defense analysts said Thursday.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 3/27/03 4:51 PM
THE OIL FIELDS: Three fires were still burning Thursday at damaged well heads in Iraq's Rumeila South oil field, down from seven over the weekend. American and Kuwaiti squads tackling the blazes say they might be able to put out the remaining fires within a week.
Senate approves tax breaks for troops, reservists - 3/27/03 4:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation to ease tax burdens for military personnel and their families won unanimous Senate support Thursday, with lawmakers determined to show their gratitude to the men and women risking their lives in Iraq.
Three fires still burning at oil wells in southern Iraq - 3/27/03 4:49 PM
Three fires were still burning Thursday at wells in a strategic Iraqi oil field, according to the senior American firefighter whose men spent most of the day gathering water.
Mines in waterway delay food aid for southern Iraq - 3/27/03 4:46 PM
ABOARD RFA SIR GALAHAD (AP) -- Desperately needed food and aid for people in southern Iraq was stranded offshore Thursday because of mines Saddam Hussein's regime placed in the strategic Gulf port of Umm Qasr, military commanders said.
Sandstorms gone, U.S., British warplanes take to skies - 3/27/03 4:46 PM
Their air supremacy unchecked, U.S. and British warplanes bombed Iraqi targets north and south on Thursday and hit Republican Guard units trying to blunt the advance on Baghdad. Officials said 25 Marines were wounded or missing after a battle at an undisclosed location.
Mines in waterway delay food aid for southern Iraq - 3/27/03 4:46 PM
ABOARD RFA SIR GALAHAD (AP) -- Desperately needed food and aid for people in southern Iraq was stranded offshore Thursday because of mines Saddam Hussein's regime placed in the strategic Gulf port of Umm Qasr, military commanders said.
One Marine unit seizes naval base, moves on to next objective - 3/27/03 4:42 PM
NEAR AZ ZUBAYR, Iraq (AP) -- Just after dawn, an armored assault vehicle with the words, "Saddam Vaccine" painted on four sides drew close to an Iraqi naval base.
Two Newsday journalists, freelance photographer missing from Baghdad assignments - 3/27/03 4:36 PM
MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- The fate of three journalists covering the Iraq war -- a Newsday reporter and photographer and a freelance photographer who once worked for Al Gore -- remained a mystery Thursday following their disappearance in Baghdad.
U.S. military opens major airfield, logistics hub - 3/27/03 4:31 PM
TALLIL AIRFIELD, Southern Iraq (AP) -- With the arrival of a C-130 transport plane, Iraq's second-largest airfield took a crucial role Thursday in American war strategy -- a way to sidestep Iraqi attacks on supply lines, and get the troops what they need.
Thugs, terrorists, death squads _ by any name, Pentagon hates Iraqi militias - 3/27/03 4:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First, the Pentagon underestimated the power of Iraq's paramilitary forces on the battlefield. Now it can't decide what to call them.
Goal of coalition's northern push: important oil fields of Kirkuk - 3/27/03 4:28 PM
NEAR IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- After falling out of the sky and sleeping in the mud, American paratroopers grabbed a strategic air base on Thursday and began plotting how to cross 80 miles and thousands of Iraqi troops to seize invaluable oil fields in northern Iraq.
Anti-war activists block part of NYC's Fifth Avenue to begin day of civil disobedience - 3/27/03 4:26 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of chanting demonstrators lined three blocks of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Thursday, and dozens lay down in the street in a "die-in" to protest the war.
Kurds celebrate Iraqi retreat from checkpoint after U.S.-led bombing - 3/27/03 4:24 PM
BANI MAQEM, Iraq (AP) -- A hilltop position where Iraqi forces had menaced Kurdish civilians for years fell Thursday, after several days of bombing by the U.S. military.
Rumsfeld suggests laying siege to Baghdad in hope of avoiding all-out urban warfare - 3/27/03 4:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld suggested on Thursday that U.S. forces bearing down on Baghdad might lay siege to the capital and hope anti-Saddam Hussein citizens rise up against the government before American troops have to invade the city of 5 million.
Iraqi defense minister: Baghdad will be 'enemy's grave' - 3/27/03 4:04 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Baghdad was heavily bombarded late Thursday night, sending a towering plume of smoke skyward in the strongest blasts felt in the city in days.
FBI chief says interviews in U.S. yielding information helpful on Iraq battlefield - 3/27/03 4:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI interviews of thousands of Iraqis living in the United States have yielded valuable information about possible targets for U.S. troops in Iraq, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday.
Iraqi regime after a week of war: 'We're still here' - 3/27/03 4:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Standing beside 20 trucks loaded with 700 tons of flour, Iraq's trade minister said they were headed to Basra -- not to hold off starvation, but to make the traditional sweet pastry baklava.
Sandstorms gone, U.S., British warplanes take to skies - 3/27/03 3:58 PM
Their air supremacy unchecked, U.S. and British warplanes bombed Iraqi targets north and south on Thursday and hit Republican Guard units trying to blunt the advance on Baghdad. Officials said 25 Marines were wounded or missing after a battle at an undisclosed location.
On the home front, war means no trips for some schools - 3/27/03 3:56 PM
Thanks to a war in Iraq and a heightened security alert at home, there will be no Disney World trip this spring for the handbell chorus from Lake Riviera Middle School in Brick Township.
U.S. warplanes back in the air; Iraqis probe US lines near Karbala - 3/27/03 3:45 PM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- The slow march to Iraq's capital resumed Thursday as paratroopers and military equipment drifted silently into the north and warplanes pounded Iraqi targets, back in force after a heavy sandstorm.
Bush, Blair promise to persevere in war in Iraq - 3/27/03 3:42 PM
CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) -- With Iraqi troops dug in around Baghdad, President Bush pledged Thursday to battle Saddam Hussein's forces "however long it takes to win." Bush and British war ally Tony Blair said the U.N. should help rebuild Iraq later, though an exact role was left uncertain.
Hackers replace Al-Jazeera Web site with American flag - 3/27/03 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hackers on Thursday replaced the English-language Web site for Arab satellite television network Al-Jazeera with a U.S. flag and the message "Let Freedom Ring." Hours later, the site was hacked again by others.
Attack on Baghdad marketplace brings comparisons to 1994 Sarajevo blast - 3/27/03 3:35 PM
The explosion that killed 14 people at a market in Baghdad's Al-Shaab neighborhood evoked memories of an even deadlier attack from the Bosnian war -- the shelling of a Sarajevo marketplace that killed 68 people and wounded 200 on Feb. 5, 1994.
Wounded U.S. soldier says Iraqis quickly gave up when confronted - 3/27/03 3:23 PM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Something didn't seem quite right to Army Sgt. Charles Horgan, a gunner in a Humvee leading a three-vehicle convoy toward a bridge in the southern Iraq city of An Nasiriyah. A group of Iraqi civilians seemed nervous as the unit rolled up.
Senator son battles desert dust along with fellow soldiers - 3/27/03 3:18 PM
SOMEWHERE IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- Staff Sgt. Brooks Johnson sleeps in the desert sand with no tent. He's yet to get his own Humvee or helicopter.
House passes resolution demanding Iraq abide by Geneva Convention on POW treatment - 3/27/03 3:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Thursday passed a resolution demanding that Iraq abide by international laws regarding prisoners of war. Lawmakers were reacting to a videotape of U.S. prisoners being interviewed by Iraqi officials and to images of Americans who had been killed.
One Marine platoon seizes naval base, moves on to next objective - 3/27/03 3:05 PM
NEAR AZ ZUBAYR, Iraq (AP) -- Just after dawn, an armored assault vehicle with the words, "Saddam Vaccine" painted on four sides drew close to an Iraqi naval base.
Senate approves tax breaks for troops, reservists - 3/27/03 3:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation to ease tax burdens for military personnel and their families won unanimous Senate support Thursday, with senators determined to show their gratitude to the service men and women risking their lives in Iraq.
U.S. ambassador walks out of U.N. debate over Iraq - 3/27/03 3:01 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations walked out of a debate on the Iraqi war Thursday after Iraq's ambassador accused the United States of trying to exterminate the Iraqi people.
UNITED NATIONS: he said. - 3/27/03 3:00 PM
"The warning I would like to make to the members of the august council is that the United States and the British were hoodwinked when they were told that the Iraqi people would receive them with flowers and hugs and ululations, and the children and the mothers will rejoice at the coming of the U.S. forces
Attack on 101st appears the latest in soldier vs. commander incidents - 3/27/03 2:51 PM
The Kuwaiti desert scene was brutal and chaotic: two U.S. officers mortally wounded, 14 other service members hurt, all especially troubling because the man taken into custody for it was one of their own.
Israel declares peanut puffs emergency food - 3/27/03 2:50 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Even if Iraq attacks Israel with missiles, Israeli children will still be able to eat their peanut-buttery puffs.
UNITED NATIONS: the region. - 3/27/03 2:42 PM
Al-Douri was the last of more than 80 speakers at the first open Security Council debate on Iraq since the war began last week. About a dozen countries that are not on the council supported the U.S. position, but the vast majority opposed the war and expressed regret that Iraq's disarmament could not be ac
Many Iranians want Saddam out, but fear impact of U.S.-led war on Iraq - 3/27/03 2:41 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian veteran of the Iran-Iraq war sums up his country's ambivalence over the U.S.-led war on Iraq: he hates Saddam Hussein and cannot wait to see him go. But he's worried about civilian deaths and U.S. domination of Iraq.
Bush, Blair promise to persevere in war in Iraq - 3/27/03 2:40 PM
CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) -- With Iraqi troops dug in around Baghdad, President Bush pledged Thursday to oust Saddam Hussein "however long it takes to win." Bush and British war ally Tony Blair said the U.N. should help rebuild Iraq later, though an exact role was left uncertain.
News of casualties, POWs heightens anxiety for families of soldiers heading to Persian Gulf - 3/27/03 2:38 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Sadness mixed with a sense of relief Thursday as family members attended a long-awaited send-off ceremony for the 12,500 soldiers in the Army's 4th Infantry Division.
UNITED NATIONS: Negroponte said. - 3/27/03 2:36 PM
Al-Douri said the United States had even planned the carving up of Iraq before Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.
Iraqi defense minister: Baghdad will be 'enemy's grave' - 3/27/03 2:33 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's defense minister said Thursday that the real battle for Baghdad will be on its streets, and that Saddam Hussein's regime will prolong the war as long as possible.
U.S. ambassador walks out of U.N. debate over Iraq - 3/27/03 2:21 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations walked out of a debate on the Iraqi war Thursday after Iraq's ambassador accused the United States of trying to exterminate the Iraqi people.
FBI interviews of thousands of Iraqis in the United States, but not always welcome - 3/27/03 2:21 PM
Ghassan Hanna served the FBI agents tea, and answered their questions while his 1 1/2-year-old daughter slept on his shoulder.
U.S. warplanes back in the air; Iraqis probe US lines near Karbala - 3/27/03 2:17 PM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- The slow march to Iraq's capital resumed Thursday as paratroopers and military equipment drifted silently into the north and warplanes and soliders were back in force after a heavy sandstorm.
House approves national day of prayer and fasting - 3/27/03 2:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed a resolution Thursday calling for a national day of humility, prayer and fasting in a time of war and terrorism.
1,000 U.S. Army troops parachute into northern Iraq - 3/27/03 2:11 PM
BASHUR, Iraq (AP) -- Denied rights to invade by land from Turkey, the U.S. military instead parachuted about 1,000 Army troops into Kurdish-held northern Iraq in a dramatic nighttime operation that opened another front against Saddam Hussein's regime.
Sandstorms gone, U.S., British warplanes take to skies - 3/27/03 2:02 PM
Their air supremacy unchecked, U.S. and British warplanes bombed Iraqi targets north and south on Thursday and hit Republican Guard units trying to blunt the advance on Baghdad. Officials said 25 Marines were wounded or missing after a battle at an undisclosed location.
Iraq accuses U.S. of targeting civilians; more explosions rock city - 3/27/03 1:23 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's health minister Thursday said 36 civilians were killed and 215 wounded in U.S. airstrikes on Baghdad a day earlier, and he accused U.S.-led forces of deliberately targeting civilians to break the people's will.
Hackers replace Al-Jazeera Web site with American flag - 3/27/03 1:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hackers on Thursday replaced the English-language Web site for Arab satellite television network Al-Jazeera with a U.S. flag and the message "Let Freedom Ring."
Bush, Blair, form solid partnership on Iraq - 3/27/03 1:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have forged a deep partnership as they pursue a war on principle and take heavy political fire for joining the conflict in Iraq without United Nations support.
U.S. commanders vow to intensify attacks on Iraqi forces; British destroy Iraqi tanks fleeing Basra - 3/27/03 1:08 PM
With sandstorms finally over and a new front opened in the north, U.S. commanders said Thursday they would swiftly intensify attacks on Iraqi forces. In the south, a captured Iraqi airfield was renamed "Bush International Airport," while a British armored unit destroyed Iraqi tanks outside the besieged cit
Rumsfeld holds out hope for Shiite uprising in Baghdad, obviating need for US invasion - 3/27/03 12:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld held out hope Thursday that the Shiite population in Baghdad opposed to President Saddam Hussein would stage an uprising against the regime, without the need for U.S. ground forces to invade the city of 5 million people.
Bush, Blair promise to persevere in war in Iraq - 3/27/03 12:39 PM
THURMONT, Md. (AP) -- President Bush and top war ally British Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged Thursday to keep their forces in Iraq however long it takes to overthrow Saddam Hussein. They also agreed on a role for the United Nations in a postwar Iraq.
Anti-war activists block NYC's Fifth Avenue to begin day of civil disobedience - 3/27/03 12:26 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of chanting demonstrators lined Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Thursday, and dozens lay down in the street in a "die-in" to protest the war.
U.S. warplanes back in the air; Iraqis probe US lines near Karbala - 3/27/03 12:03 PM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- The slow march to Iraq's capital resumed Thursday as paratroopers and military equipment drifted silently into the north and warplanes and soliders were back in force after a heavy sandstorm.
25 Marines from Lejeune listed missing or wounded - 3/27/03 11:57 AM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- Eleven Marines from the 2nd Expeditionary Force were listed as missing within the past 24 hours and 14 as wounded in action, Camp Lejeune officials said Thursday.
Al Jazeera says it has duty to show world casualties from both sides - 3/27/03 11:51 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Responding to criticism for airing footage of dead U.S. and British soldiers, the Arab satellite television network Al-Jazeera said Thursday it had a duty to show the world casualties on all sides in the Iraq war.
U.S. commanders vow to intensify attacks on Iraqi forces; British destroy Iraqi tanks fleeing Basra - 3/27/03 11:50 AM
With sandstorms finally over and a new front opened in the north, U.S. commanders said Thursday they would swiftly intensify attacks on Iraqi forces. In the south, a captured Iraqi airfield was renamed "Bush International Airport," while a British armored unit destroyed Iraqi tanks outside the besieged cit
Bombing raids stepped up, Pentagon officials caution against expectations of quick end to war - 3/27/03 11:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S.-led invading forces flew more than 600 bombing missions over Iraq on Thursday, stepping up the air campaign that had slowed because of bad weather, defense officials said.
Bush, Blair promise to persevere in war in Iraq - 3/27/03 11:36 AM
THURMONT, Md. (AP) -- President Bush, meeting with top war ally British Prime Minister Tony Blair, said Thursday that coalition forces were "advancing day by day" through Iraq. He and Blair demanded that the United Nations' "Oil for Food" program be immediately restored.
Congressional panels examining Bush request for $75 billion for war - 3/27/03 11:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Thursday urged quick congressional approval of President Bush's request for $74.7 billion to cover the emerging costs of war with Iraq and other anti-terrorism efforts.
Top U.N. human rights body rejects proposal for emergency Iraq debate - 3/27/03 11:33 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- The top U.N. human rights body Thursday rejected a proposal to hold an emergency meeting on Iraq, sparing the United States from likely criticism over its war to oust Saddam Hussein.
THURMONT, Md.: the job" - 3/27/03 11:33 AM
Bush said anew that any Iraqi that launched chemical or biological weapons against U.S.-led forces "will be tried as a war criminal."
Wounded U.S. soldiers recount attack on bridge - 3/27/03 11:23 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- For Sgt. Charles Horgan, the gunner on a Humvee, the first sign of trouble as his Humvee approached the bridge was the group of Iraqis in Bedouin robes nervously running away from them.
THURMONT, Md.: the program. - 3/27/03 11:21 AM
Blair has advocated a far more aggressive role for the United Nations in administering postwar Iraq than has Bush.
Coalition casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/27/03 11:19 AM
U.S. and British casualties from the war. U.S. troops: 26 dead, seven captured, eight missing. British troops: 22 dead; some names not released.
WASHN: from power." - 3/27/03 11:15 AM
"Iraq will be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction. And the Iraqi people will be freed. That is our commitment. That is our determination, and we will see it done," Blair added.
WASHN: from power." - 3/27/03 11:14 AM
"Iraq will be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction. And the Iraqi people will be freed. That is our commitment. That is our determination, and we will see it done," Blair added.
American students abroad advised to keep a low profile during hostilities - 3/27/03 11:00 AM
As anti-war sentiment rises in other countries, U.S. colleges are warning their students studying abroad to avoid demonstrations, street corner debates on U.S. foreign policy and clothes that identify them as Americans.
Anti-war activists block NYC's Fifth Avenue to begin day of civil disobedience - 3/27/03 10:57 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of chanting demonstrators lined Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Thursday, and dozens lay down in the street in a "die-in" to protest the war.
Discovery of mines in waterway delays arrival of food aid for southern Iraq - 3/27/03 10:44 AM
ON BOARD RFA SIR GALAHAD (AP) -- British officials reluctantly postponed the start of a seaborne relief operation Thursday after discovering Iraqi mines in the shipping channel leading to the recently captured Iraqi port of Umm Qasr.
Congressional panels examining Bush request for $75 billion for war - 3/27/03 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's top aides on Thursday urged Congress to support his request for $74.7 billion for the emerging costs of war with Iraq and other anti-terrorism efforts. Senate Democrats said money for state and local governments was insufficient and not getting there quickly enough.
U.S. forces begin resupply at 'Bush International Airport' - 3/27/03 10:36 AM
TALLIL AIRFIELD, Southern Iraq (AP) -- The first U.S. airplane landed Thursday at a key Iraqi airfield, which forces informally renamed "Bush International Airport."
U.S. warplanes back in the air; Iraqis probe US lines near Karbala - 3/27/03 10:35 AM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- The ferocious sandstorm that halted the U.S. drive on Baghdad lifted Thursday and coalition warplanes were back in the sky in force, blasting Iraqi armor that probed American lines.
1,000 U.S. Army troops parachute into northern Iraq - 3/27/03 10:12 AM
BASHUR, Iraq (AP) -- Denied rights to invade by land from Turkey, the U.S. military instead parachuted about 1,000 Army troops into Kurdish-held northern Iraq in a dramatic nighttime operation that opened another front against Saddam Hussein's regime.
U.S. commanders vow to intensify attacks on Iraqi forces; British destroy Iraqi tanks fleeing Basra - 3/27/03 9:58 AM
With sandstorms finally ended and a new front opened in the north, U.S. commanders said Thursday they would swiftly intensify attacks on Iraqi forces. In the south, a British armored unit destroyed 14 Iraqi tanks trying to break out of the besieged city of Basra.
More war casualties arrive at Delaware military mortuary; bodies of 16 Marines, soldiers - 3/27/03 9:58 AM
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- More bodies of U.S. troops killed in the war against Iraq arrived Thursday morning at the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, officials said.
Powell says United States will oppose any U.N. effort to diminish coalition role in postwar Iraq - 3/27/03 9:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States would oppose any United Nations effort to lay out a road map for postwar Iraq that would remove decision-making and control from the coalition forces now seeking to remove Saddam Hussein, Secretary of State Colin Powell said.
1,000 U.S. Army troops parachute into northern Iraq - 3/27/03 9:39 AM
BASHUR, Iraq (AP) -- Denied rights to invade by land from Turkey, the U.S. military instead parachuted about 1,000 Army troops into Kurdish-held northern Iraq in a dramatic nighttime operation that opened another front against Saddam Hussein's regime.
U.S. warplanes back in the air; Iraqis probe US lines near Karbala - 3/27/03 9:33 AM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- The ferocious sandstorm that halted the U.S. drive on Baghdad lifted Thursday and coalition warplanes were back in the sky in force, blasting Iraqi armor that probed American lines.
U.S. military says civilians killed in Baghdad explosion possibly victims of Iraqi missile - 3/27/03 9:26 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S. military said Thursday "it was entirely possible" that an Iraqi missile was responsible for the marketplace explosion in Baghdad that killed 14 civilians
Iraq accuses U.S. of targeting civilians; more explosions rock city - 3/27/03 9:24 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's health minister Thursday said 36 civilians were killed and 215 wounded in U.S. airstrikes on Baghdad a day earlier, and he accused U.S.-led forces of deliberately targeting civilians to break the people's will.
U.S. commanders vow to intensify attacks on Iraqi forces; British destroy Iraqi tanks fleeing Basra - 3/27/03 9:09 AM
With sandstorms finally ended and a new front opened in the north, U.S. commanders said Thursday they would swiftly intensify attacks on Iraqi forces. In the south, a British armored unit destroyed 14 Iraqi tanks trying to break out of the besieged city of Basra.
Anti-war protesters begin day of civil disobedience; dozens lay down on NYC's Fifth Avenue - 3/27/03 9:02 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of chanting anti-war demonstrators lined Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Thursday and dozens lay down in the street to begin a day of planned civil disobedience actions.
Discovery of mines in waterway delays arrival of food aid for southern Iraq - 3/27/03 8:48 AM
On BOARD RFA SIR GALAHAD (AP) -- British officials reluctantly postponed the start of a sea-borne relief operation Thursday after discovering Iraqi mines in the shipping channel leading to the recently captured Iraqi port of Umm Qasr.
Berlusconi says deployment of U.S. troops to northern Iraq does not violate Italy's policy - 3/27/03 8:26 AM
ROME (AP) -- Premier Silvio Berlusconi's office rushed to reassure the country Thursday that the deployment to northern Iraq of 1,000 U.S. paratroopers who are stationed in Italy did not break the government's pledge that Italian bases would not be used for direct attacks on Iraq.
Iraqis keep up suicidal probes of US lines near Karbala - 3/27/03 8:00 AM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- The ferocious sandstorm that halted the U.S. drive on Baghdad lifted Thursday and coalition warplanes were back in the sky in force, blasting Iraqi armor that probed American lines.
U.S. military says civilians killed in Baghdad explosion possibly victims of Iraqi missile - 3/27/03 7:50 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S. military said on Thursday "it was entirely possible" that an Iraqi missile was responsible for the marketplace explosion in Baghdad that killed 14 civilians.
U.S. commanders vow to intensify attacks on Iraqi forces; British destroy Iraqi tanks fleeing Basra - 3/27/03 7:49 AM
With sandstorms finally ended and a new front opened in the north, U.S. commanders said Thursday they would swiftly intensify attacks on Iraqi forces. In the south, British troops destroyed 14 Iraqi tanks trying to break out of the besieged city of Basra.
British say they have evidence that Iraq contemplated chemical attacks - 3/27/03 7:39 AM
LONDON (AP) -- The discovery of chemical protection suits at an Iraqi command post suggests that Iraq was prepared to use weapons of mass destruction against advancing coalition forces, British officials said Thursday.
Iraq accuses U.S. of targeting civilians; sandstorm lets up in Baghdad - 3/27/03 7:05 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's health minister Thursday said 36 civilians were killed and 215 wounded in U.S. air strikes on Baghdad a day earlier, and he accused the United States and Britain of deliberately targeting civilians to break the Iraqi people's will.
US: Iraqi forces near Najaf threatening to execute men who don't fight for regime - 3/27/03 6:55 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Iraqi paramilitary forces are seizing children and threatening Iraqi men with execution if they don't fight for the regime, U.S. and British officials said Thursday.
American students abroad advised to keep a low profile during hostilities - 3/27/03 6:52 AM
As anti-war sentiment rises in other countries, U.S. colleges are warning their students studying abroad to avoid demonstrations, street corner debates on U.S. foreign policy and clothes that identify them as Americans.
Desert conditions, guerrilla tactics make it hard for pilots to identify Iraqi fighters - 3/27/03 6:39 AM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- U.S. helicopter pilots say sandstorms, Iraq's guerrilla tactics and the confusion of war are making it hard to tell who is friend and foe in the harsh desert battlefield.
Iraqis keep up suicidal probes of US lines near Karbala - 3/27/03 6:35 AM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- The ferocious sandstorm that halted the U.S. drive on Baghdad lifted Thursday and coalition warplanes were back in the sky in force, blasting Iraqi armor that probed American lines as troops resumed their advance 50 miles south of the capital.
Discovery of mines in waterway delays arrival of food aid for southern Iraq - 3/27/03 6:27 AM
British officials reluctantly postponed the start of a sea-borne relief operation Thursday after discovering Iraqi mines in the shipping channel leading to the recently captured Iraqi port of Umm Qasr.
U,S. paratroopers airdrop into northern Iraq; British destroy Iraqi tanks fleeing Basra - 3/27/03 6:27 AM
With sandstorms finally ended and a new front opened in the north, U.S. commanders said Thursday they would swiftly intensify attacks on Iraqi forces. In the south, British troops destroyed 14 Iraqi tanks trying to break out of the besieged city of Basra.
Two families grieve, others await more information on 507th soldiers - 3/27/03 6:14 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- It was Pfc. Howard Johnson Jr.'s first trip out of the country, part of a Fort Bliss-based unit that wasn't expected to see combat.
1,000 U.S. Army troops parachute into northern Iraq - 3/27/03 5:51 AM
BASHUR, Iraq (AP) -- Denied rights to invade by land from Turkey, the U.S. military instead parachuted about 1,000 Army troops into Kurdish-held northern Iraq in a dramatic nighttime operation that opened another front against Saddam Hussein's regime.
US. paratroopers airdrop into northern Iraq; Bush and Blair confer on strategy - 3/27/03 5:44 AM
Dropping out of the night sky, 1,000 U.S. paratroopers opened a northern front against Saddam Hussein's forces. To the south, miles-long columns of U.S. Army troops and tanks fought off Iraqi harassment Thursday on the slow trek toward Baghdad.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar; official said. - 3/27/03 5:04 AM
The official also confirmed that coalition forces have suffered "multiple casualties" in several incidents but refused to give specifics on numbers or locations.
Coalition forces to step up attacks in coming days - 3/27/03 5:00 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition forces announced plans Thursday to increase attacks against Iraqi forces in the coming hours and days.
Sandstorm lets up in Baghdad, raising fears of heavier bombing - 3/27/03 4:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's health minister Thursday said 36 Iraqis were killed and 215 wounded in U.S. air strikes on Baghdad a day earlier, and he accused the United and Britain of deliberately targeting civilians to break the Iraqi people's will.
Iraqi Kurds, allied with the U.S., complain they lack necessary supplies - 3/27/03 4:49 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish and American fighting men stood side by side guarding a political meeting this week. But they seemed separated by decades.
Senior U.S. diplomat in Mongolia resigns in protest over Iraq policy - 3/27/03 4:27 AM
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) -- A senior diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia has resigned in protest over Washington's decision to wage war in Iraq and U.S. policy toward the Middle East and North Korea.
British forces backed by coalition strikes pound column of Iraqi armored vehicles - 3/27/03 4:00 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition aircraft and artillery destroyed several Iraqi armored vehicles that streamed out of the besieged city of Basra overnight, the top British commander in the Gulf said Thursday.
Patriot battery shoots down incoming missile - 3/27/03 3:59 AM
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait (AP) -- A Patriot missile shot down a missile fired at Kuwait from southern Iraq on Thursday, civilian defense officials said.
American students abroad advised to keep a low profile during hostilities - 3/27/03 3:34 AM
As anti-war sentiment rises in other countries, U.S. colleges are warning their students studying abroad to avoid demonstrations, street corner debates on U.S. foreign policy and clothes that identify them as Americans.
British take out a number of armored vehicles that streamed out of Basra - 3/27/03 3:32 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition aircraft and artillery destroyed several Iraqi armored vehicles that streamed out of the besieged city of Basra overnight, the top British commander in the Gulf said Thursday.
Pentagon officials caution against expectations of quick end to war - 3/27/03 3:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military leaders warned against expecting a quick end to the war in Iraq as Army paratroopers opened a northern front and thousands of other troops assembled for an eventual assault on Baghdad.
Army troops parachute into northern Iraq, seize airfield - 3/27/03 3:06 AM
Army airborne forces parachuted into northern Iraq, seizing an airfield for a new front against Saddam Hussein. U.S. and British warplanes bombed an enemy convoy fleeing the besieged southern city of Basra.
Arab and non-aligned nations demand an end to the war in Iraq - 3/27/03 3:06 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Arab and non-aligned nations demanded an end to the war in Iraq, while some U.S. allies backed the United States and said the blame rests with Saddam Hussein.
Bush, Blair meet at Camp David to gauge progress in deposing Saddam Hussein - 3/27/03 2:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are assessing the progress of the war in Iraq after a week of fierce combat, meeting amid growing signs Saddam Hussein has dug in for a prolonged fight.
British forces backed by coalition strikes pound column of Iraqi armored vehicles - 3/27/03 2:56 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition forces destroyed a column of about 20 Iraqi vehicles that slipped out the besieged southern city of Basra after days of fierce fighting, a British commander said Thursday.
1,000 U.S. Army troops parachute into northern Iraq - 3/27/03 2:47 AM
BASHUR, Iraq (AP) -- Denied rights to invade by land from Turkey, the U.S. military instead parachuted about 1,000 Army troops into Kurdish-held northern Iraq in a dramatic nighttime operation that opened another front against Saddam Hussein's regime.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: the city. - 3/27/03 2:44 AM
Burridge would not comment on the apparent attack on a residential area of Baghdad by coalition forces on Wednesday, but reiterated that allied forces were taking pains to avoid civilian casualties.
FARM SCENE: Impact of Iraq war felt on the farm, with military call-ups and high fuel prices - 3/27/03 2:32 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The war in Iraq has Darlene Bohl thinking about her sons, and her cows.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: he said. - 3/27/03 2:29 AM
Many of the wellheads had been rigged with explosives, and troops were examining them to make sure they were not booby-trapped.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: to desert. - 3/27/03 2:23 AM
Burridge said British forces had also attacked 11 Iraqi mortar firing positions and some T-55 tanks during fighting around the city.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: said Thursday. - 3/27/03 2:17 AM
Air Marshall Brian Burridge said the attempted attack followed fierce fighting in the southern Iraqi city.
Largest military hospital abroad in high gear to treat Iraq war wounded - 3/27/03 2:07 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Surrounded by thick forest, the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center resembles a quiet university campus. But the stillness is shattered when ambulances arrive from nearby Ramstein Air Base carrying casualties from the battlefields in Iraq, nearly 2,500 miles away.
American students abroad advised to keep a low profile during hostilities - 3/27/03 2:05 AM
As anti-war sentiment rises in other countries, U.S. colleges are warning their students studying abroad to avoid demonstrations, street corner debates on U.S. foreign policy and clothes that identify them as Americans.
Anti-war protesters use technology to organize, publicize and evade - 3/27/03 2:00 AM
As bombs blasted Baghdad last week, dozens of cell phones in China buzzed with messages about an anti-war protest in a downtown park.
Congressional panels examining Bush request for $75 billion for war - 3/27/03 1:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is sending Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other administration luminaries to Capitol Hill to defend his request for $74.7 billion for the emerging costs of war with Iraq and other anti-terrorism efforts.
Wounded American Marine on hospital ship hopes to recover in time to fight again - 3/27/03 1:53 AM
ABOARD THE USNS COMFORT (AP) -- They carried him out of a helicopter onto this floating hospital, but the wounded Marine only wanted "a pair of boots and a uniform" so he could rejoin comrades on the battlefield.
Ex-military commentators criticize strategy, highlighting their role on television - 3/27/03 1:50 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Since publicly questioning whether the Pentagon committed enough force to Iraq on NBC News, retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey said he's received waves of supportive e-mails from active and retired military people.
Critics see hypocrisy in U.S. demands that Iraq treat captured soldiers according to Geneva Conventions - 3/27/03 1:46 AM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Critics are asking how the United States can demand the protection of the Geneva Conventions for U.S. soldiers captured in Iraq while not fully complying with the conventions in American treatment of terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
In Iraq war, U.S. Navy brings massive punch to Saddam's doorstep - 3/27/03 1:43 AM
ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) -- Floating fortresses on Saddam Hussein's doorstep, the Navy warships that opened Operation Iraqi Freedom with a thunderous strike of Tomahawk cruise missiles are now launching planes that can protect ground troops by picking off a single tank or mortar emplacement.
Overshadowed by Iraq, North Korean nuclear dispute still looms - 3/27/03 1:37 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- If the United States ever threatens to bomb North Korea's nuclear facilities, one South Korean activist says he would try to send so-called "human shields" of civilians to protect the site from attack.
Army troops parachute into northern Iraq, seize airfield - 3/27/03 1:37 AM
Army airborne forces parachuted into northern Iraq on Wednesday, seizing an airfield for a new front against Saddam Hussein. U.S. and British warplanes bombed an enemy convoy fleeing the besieged city of Basra in the south, and sandstorms cleared to ease the advance toward Baghdad.
Parents grappling with how to explain the realities of war to their children - 3/27/03 1:37 AM
It can be a dilemma for parents: How do you shield a child from the horrors of war when its images are everywhere -- on TV, in newspapers and online?
News of casualties, POWs heightens anxiety for families of soldiers heading to Persian Gulf - 3/27/03 1:29 AM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Families of soldiers in the Army's 4th Infantry Division are closely following television and newspaper reports on the war in Iraq -- the swirling sandstorms, the prisoners of war, the fake Iraqi surrenders that led to deadly clashes.
Elite Iraqi troops take advantage of bad weather to reposition - 3/27/03 1:18 AM
CENTRAL IRAQ (AP) -- U.S. forces edged closer to Baghdad on several routes Thursday, clashing with Iraqi troops and preparing for a possible confrontation with Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard.
1,000 U.S. Army troops parachute into northern Iraq - 3/27/03 1:15 AM
BASHUR, Iraq (AP) -- About 1,000 U.S. Army troops parachuted into Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq in a night jump Wednesday, putting the first large ground force into place for opening another front against Saddam Hussein's regime.

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