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Pilots crank up ‘shock and awe’ operations over Iraq

ABOARD THE USS CONSTELLATION —Marine Corps fighter pilot Capt. Guy Ravey’s voice went up a few octaves Thursday night on his cockpit radio when he saw a green blur with a white tail rise like a bottle rocket in front of his F-18 fighter.

Squadrons launch massive assault on Iraqi capital

ABOARD THE USS CONSTELLATION —Dozens of fighter planes catapulted off this aircraft carrier Friday night to play a leading role in the American military’s relentless aerial assault on Baghdad.

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Navy cruiser delivers first strikes in war on Iraq

ABOARD THE USS BUNKER HILL—More than a dozen cruise missiles raced off this cruiser in the northern Persian Gulf Thursday morning local time, delivering some of the opening punches in the war against Iraq.