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Federal employees receive 1 percent locality pay for 2003

Federal civilian employees will receive an average 4.1 percent pay raise in 2003, which includes 1 percent for locality-based pay, according to an executive order issued Friday.

Pentagon seeks to avoid repeat of 1991 Gulf War health problems

The Defense Department wants to avoid a repeat of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, which left thousands of troops ill and complaining of ailments most believe resulted directly from their service in Iraq and Kuwait.

As U.S. forces advance, visible violence of war emerges

As U.S. troops sweep into Iraq and run into determined pockets of opposition, the war is beginning to yield discomforting images of death and destruction.

Military prepares for terrorist attacks at home

As the military campaign to topple the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein unfolds in the Middle East, military officials in southern Virginia and Colorado are developing plans for a different sort of campaign—here at home, in response to attacks on U.S. soil.