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March 23, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Iraq
    War price tag pegged at $80-billion

    WASHINGTON -- President Bush plans to tell congressional leaders on Monday that the war in Iraq will cost about $80-billion, administration officials said, three days after both chambers of Congress passed budget plans and authorized tax cuts without a war-cost estimate.

    Bush reminds Americans war may be long, difficult
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush, meeting with his war advisers, monitored developments in Iraq on Saturday and promised Americans an unrelenting military campaign regardless of the difficulties ahead.

    10 Questions
    1) Has the war gone according to plan?

    Officials defiant despite attacks
    Advancing coalition troops and repeated air attacks aren't enough to still the pace of daily life in Iraq's capital.

    Status of Iraqi leaders murky
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence indicates at least one of Saddam Hussein's top deputies is alive and is commanding some of Iraq's military efforts.

    Iraqi cartoonist skewers Hussein
    AMMAN, Jordan -- While most editorial cartoonists in the Arab world are busy skewering President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one has aimed his pen at a different target: Saddam Hussein.

    3 errant missiles hit Iran, U.S. says
    WASHINGTON -- As many as three U.S. missiles aimed at targets in Iraq may have landed in Iran, two officials at the Pentagon said Saturday.

    Quick, new Apaches can shoot, hunt and escort
    UDAIRI AIRFIELD, Kuwait -- They call them Longbows, after the English archers in the Middle Ages who launched their arrows deep into the enemy's formation, thinning their ranks before the infantry attacked.

    From coast to coast, families mourn
    Communities remember the first fallen warriors as patriotic Americans -- and as dedicated sons and fathers, neighbors and husbands.

    Protests wane as war rages
    LONDON -- Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in cities around the world Saturday, but their rallies for an immediate end to war in Iraq were far smaller than recent protests.

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    Enemy in plain clothes distracts convoy
    HIGHWAY 80 IN SOUTHERN IRAQ -- Allied forces crossed the Euphrates River and were halfway to Baghdad on Saturday, their advance barely slowed by lingering resistance in the cities of Basra and Umm Qasr.

    From coast to coast, families mourn
    Communities remember the first fallen warriors as patriotic Americans -- and as dedicated sons and fathers, neighbors and husbands.

    Soldier held in attack on his own camp in Kuwait
    CAMP PENNSYLVANIA, Kuwait -- A U.S. soldier was being held early today in connection with a grenade attack on the 101st Airborne Division's infantry brigade. The attack killed one and injured about 15 soldiers.

    Dispatch from the 101st: Infantrymen thrive in the thick of things
    CAMP PENNSYLVANIA, Kuwait -- Others in the Army call them grunts, or trigger pullers, or crunchies, for the sound of a tank rolling over a dead soldier.

    Dispatch from the 101st: From the Front
    NORTHERN KUWAIT -- As the 3rd Infantry Division and the U.S. Marines race toward Baghdad, many soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division are going stir crazy.

    World in brief: Russian jets watch U.S. spy plane flight
    MOSCOW -- Russia delivered a statement of protest to the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, accusing Washington of tactics associated with the Cold War after a U.S. spy plane flew near Russia's border with neighboring Georgia.

    Canada report: Manley: Neighbors will survive disagreement
    Canadians are wondering if relationships with the United States have been damaged by the government's decision to wait out the war in Iraq.

    Nation in brief: Skinny teen's Fla. death may lead to murder trial
    PHILADELPHIA -- Prosecutors plan to file homicide charges against a couple accused of starving an 18-year-old boy, then putting the dying teen on a bus and sending him to find his estranged father in Florida, a defense attorney said.





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