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March 28, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Susan Taylor Martin: No chance to make it home
    HAKAMAH, Jordan -- In military parlance, it's "collateral damage."

    Iraq: War on terror spurs secrecy, experts say
    WASHINGTON -- Federal officials are using the war on terrorism and national security concerns to justify closing public records and proceedings, information policy experts say.

    Iraq: Senate votes to ease taxes on service members
    WASHINGTON -- Legislation to ease tax burdens for military personnel and their families won unanimous Senate support Thursday, with lawmakers determined to show their gratitude to the men and women risking their lives in Iraq.

    Iraq: Bush aide: Turkey made 'big mistake'
    WASHINGTON -- Turkey's government "didn't quite know what it was doing" in failing to win parliamentary approval to allow U.S. troops the right to use its territory to invade Iraq, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Thursday.

    Iraq: U.S. ambassador to U.N. walks out as Iraqi says war was long planned
    UNITED NATIONS -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations walked out of a debate on the Iraqi war Thursday after Iraq's ambassador accused Washington of planning the military assault for years, falsely believing Iraqi people would welcome invading troops with "hugs and flowers."

    Iraq: Rumsfeld says siege possible for Baghdad
    A confident defense secretary promises: "There isn't going to be a cease-fire" as allied forces move on the capital city.

    Iraq: Special ops secure the west
    While much of the world's attention has been focused elsewhere, U.S. forces have quietly provided another approach to Baghdad.

    Iraq: Iraqi official defiant as bombs fall on Baghdad
    An Iraqi official said Thursday that the real battle will be in Baghdad; soon, more explosions rattled the capital. Meanwhile, evidence emerged about Wednesday's explosions in a residential area, and the gateway port for aid was declared secured.

    Iraq: Push made for U.S. technology
    WASHINGTON -- In an early skirmish over the expected spoils of war, a California congressman is pressing the Defense Department to use American technology to build a new cell phone network in Iraq.

    Iraq: Blitz on your screen is ultimate in reality TV
    At first, it felt like the world's largest video game:

    Health in brief: Airlines advised to screen for SARS
    In its first warning that suggests a deadly flulike illness can be spread on airplanes, the World Health Organization said Thursday that passengers with symptoms of the disease or who may have been exposed to it shouldn't be allowed to fly.

    Nation in brief: Girl missing since '99 reunites with mom
    RED SPRINGS, N.C. -- A girl who vanished at age 11 and recently turned up in Mexico -- now 15 years old, and with two children -- says she left home with an adult neighbor after becoming pregnant by him and was then kept as a virtual captive.

    World in brief: Suspects in slaying of Serb leader shot, killed
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- Police shot and killed two major suspects in the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic as they resisted arrest late Thursday, the government said.

    Spark is likely to blame for Swissair crash, report says
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- An electrical spark in wiring of an inflight entertainment system likely started the fire that brought down Swissair Flight 111 four years ago, and pilots had no chance to save the 229 people on board, a long-awaited report concluded Thursday.

    Map: U.S. strengthens presence

    Graphic: Gearing up for a tank battle





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