From helmets to underwear to boots, equipment and uniform reforms take the weight off and ease the pain.
Iraq: Government checks off priorities for waging war
WASHINGTON -- The pace is relentless now, on every front. America is marching through what amounts to a final checklist enabling it to strike at will once a decision to attack Iraq is made.
Iraq: Turk, fresh off election, wavers on U.S. troops
SIIRT, Turkey -- Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking on national television after an election victory that clears the way for him to become Turkish prime minister, suggested Sunday he would let U.S. troops in Turkey only if the United States provided stronger assurances the interests of his nation would be protected in a postwar Iraq.
Iraq: U.S. races France for votes
A flurry of overtures does little to clear up which way undecided countries will go on a new Iraq resolution.
World in brief: North Korea test-fires missile, Japan says
TOKYO -- North Korea test-fired an antiship cruise missile into the Sea of Japan today, the second in less than a month, Japan's Defense Agency chief said.
Nation in brief: Violent crimes reported more frequently
WASHINGTON -- Nearly half the violent crimes committed in the United States in 2000 were reported to police, a rise in notification rates that began in the 1990s as the overall crime rate declined, the Justice Department said Sunday.
Foreign-born population sets record at 32.5-million
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. foreign-born population has reached a record high, though the rate at which people came to America has slowed considerably, the government reports.
1970s TV linked to violence in adults
Boys and girls who watch a lot of violence on television have a heightened risk of aggressive adult behavior, including spouse abuse and criminal offenses, no matter how they act in childhood, a new study says.
Iraq: Hospital ship stands ready, but in hope it is not needed
ABOARD THE USNS COMFORT -- The crew of the hospital ship USNS Comfort did not treat a single battlefield casualty during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. They're hoping for a repeat performance if there is another conflict with Iraq.
Drug-resistant strep strains will spike, study says
WASHINGTON -- Drug-resistant germs are on the rise in the United States and experts predict a sharp jump in the strains of a dangerous form of strep that can overcome two common antibiotics.