18, 2003, 9:55 pm EST
Iraq: Military Strategy
Three former military officials examine potential
war strategies and possible reaction from Saddam Hussein's forces as
the U.S. plans to launch strikes against Iraq.
18, 2003, 2:05 pm EST
Leaders Give Mixed Reaction to Iraq Ultimatum
World leaders on both sides of the Iraq debate reacted strongly to the
U.S. ultimatum to Saddam Hussein, with most reiterating the positions
they have held during the past months.
17, 2003, 10:10 pm EST
Bush Tells Saddam, Sons to Leave Iraq
President Bush warned Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his sons to leave Iraq within
48 hours or face military strikes.
President Bush's speech
Robert Dallek, Howard Zinn, Walter Russell Mead and Diane Kunz offer perspective
on the president's speech.
17, 2003, 7:50 pm EST
Road to War: Next Steps
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger
on the U.S.'s next steps as it prepares for a war with Iraq.
17, 2003, 4:50 pm EST
U.N. Resolution Scrapped, President to Address Nation
The leaders of the United States, Britain, and Spain abandoned diplomatic efforts
to win support for a final Iraq resolution Monday as President Bush prepared to
give Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein an ultimatum: either leave Iraq or face military
British, Spanish and American ambassadors announce the decision to withdraw their
The French ambassador reacts to the news.
Secretary of State Colin Powell offers the U.S. response to the diplomatic situation.
17, 2003, 1:50 pm EST
Orders Inspectors, Staffers Out of Iraq
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan announces that he has ordered the
withdrawal of all U.N. weapons inspectors and humanitarian staff from Iraq as
well as peacekeepers patrolling the border between Iraq and Kuwait in a clear
sign that a U.S.-led military intervention appears imminent.
Secretary General Annan's announcement.
16, 2003, 4:05 pm EST
U.K., Spain Say Monday is "Moment of Truth" For Iraq Debate
The leaders of the U.S., Britain, Spain and Portugal on Sunday announced they
would mount one final push to seek international consensus in the United Nations,
but said the window for a diplomatic solution to the Iraq conflict would close
The four leaders' press conference.
A rundown of Security Council members and their stated position on a second resolution.
Ramshaw, a NewsHour producer dispatched to Qatar (pictured above) to report from
U.S. Central Command, will be contributing periodic reports on efforts to cover
a possible war in Iraq.
17, 2003: Getting Their Equipment and the Grand Tour
14, 2003: Press Credentials and Friday Nightlife
13, 2003: Buffets and Bureaucrats
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