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  • March 22, 2003   BY Admin 

    As the ground invasion of Iraq continues, the U.S. said Saturday that coalition forces had captured the town of Nasiriya and a critical bridge over the Euphrates River after their initial advance was apparently stopped by a pocket of resistance. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2003   BY Admin 

    Even as U.S. and British forces continued to pound Iraqi positions along key bridges and defensive sites, reports emerged that coalition forces had seized the second largest Iraqi city Basra. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2003  

    On fourth day of the Iraq war, which was dominated by the ground campaign, Terence Smith receives an update from The New York Times’ John Burns, who reports from Baghdad. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2003  

    Terence Smith explores how the high-tech media equipment and the “embedding” of some 500 journalists with U.S. military units in Iraq has changed the way wars are covered. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2003  

    U.S. and British forces pressed on towards Baghdad, as other coalition troops advanced in a battle over the second largest Iraqi city of Basra. Three retired military officials provide analysis of the progress of the U.S.-led mission in Iraq. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2003  

    Jim Lehrer holds a discussion with historians, who provide perspective on the Iraq war. The panel includes presidential historian Michael Beschloss; journalist and author Haynes Johnson; Richard Norton Smith, director of the Dole Institute; Roger Wilkins, a professor of history at George Mason University; and Diane Kunz, author. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2003  

    General Tommy Franks, the commander of the U.S.-led Iraq war, held the first official military briefing from the region. Tom Bearden reports from Central Command headquarters in Qatar. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2003   BY Admin 

    The Turkish government on Friday deployed some 1,500 commando troops into the Kurdish-dominated enclave of northern Iraq despite opposition from the U.S. and local Kurdish officials. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2003   BY Admin 

    An entire division of Iraqi troops numbering some 8,000 soldiers surrendered to U.S.-led coalition troops in southern Iraq on Friday, Defense Department officials told the Associated Press. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2003   BY Admin 

    U.S.-led coalition forces mounted the largest air offensive yet in the skies over Iraq on Friday, with cruise missiles and bombs smashing into government buildings in Baghdad and sending massive balls of flame into the night sky. Continue reading