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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.

House chairman makes deal to avoid cuts in employee benefits

House Government Reform Committee Chairman Tom Davis, R-Va., has maneuvered to avoid having to cut $39 billion from federal employee benefits programs. But the cuts will have to come from other agency spending.

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.