War in Iraq
In the Field
Marines Sweep Through Eastern Half of Baghdad
BAGHDAD, April 9 -- By the time night fell, thousands of Marines had swept through the eastern half of Baghdad, occupying a vast swath of territory that included Baghdad University, several foreign embassies, a presidential palace and a home of Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz.
IN THE FIELD: With the Marines
Troops Pause After Battle in 'Hell on Earth'
OUTSKIRTS OF BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 7 -- After a day advancing on the Iraqi capital inch by inch, Marines hunkered down tonight for a nerve-wracking pause in a downtrodden neighborhood one Marine described as "hell on earth."
IN THE FIELD: In Southern Iraq
In Pursuit of Answers, and Loot, in Basra
BASRA, Iraq, April 7 -- They came early to the abandoned Office of Public Safety today, an imposing high-rise in the Mazlaq neighborhood that was Basra's most notorious political prison. Some came looking for clues to the fate of the missing. Others came looking for revenge.
Inside University Gates, the Burning and the Bodies
IN THE FIELD: With the 101st Airborne Division
For Infantrymen, Hardships Are Many And Nothing Is Easy
KARBALA, Iraq, April 6 -- In a war dominated by armored juggernauts and precision munitions dropped from 20,000 feet, infantrymen are the proverbial boots-on-the-ground.
IN THE FIELD
On a Busy Night, Beds Fill Up With U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi POWs and Civilians
U.S. MOBILE ARMY SURGICAL HOSPITAL 212, Central Iraq, April 5 -- In its busiest day since the war began, MASH 212 treated dozens of casualties Sunday, "seeing the whole span of suffering in war," according to one doctor.
Back in the Fight, but More Cautiously (Post, April 5, 2003)
Apache Helicopters Flying More Cautious Missions (Post, April 4, 2003; 5:00 PM)
Troops Attempt To Spook Enemy Into Surrender (Post, April 4, 2003)
Paratroops Move Closer To Defenders (Post, April 3, 2003)
Causing Death and Destruction, but Never Seeing It (Post, April 3, 2003)
U.S. Pilots Insulated from the Realities of Their Targets (Post, April 2, 2003; 4:29 PM)
One Pilot Finds Targets, Another One Hits Them (Post, April 2, 2003)
Secrets and Lies Become Weapons in Basra Standoff (Post, April 1, 2003)
For Now, Dreams of Home Will Have to Do: Anniversary, Birthday Plans Put on Hold (Post, April 1, 2003)
Soldiers Unimpressed With Iraqi Landscape (Post, March 31, 2003; 5:28 PM)
In Valley of Death, A Rush to Nourish Believers' Souls (Post, March 31, 2003)
Lunch Seals Deal With Locals (Post, March 31, 2003)
For 82nd, A Skirmish Over Major Supply Route: Airborne Troops Clash With Militia Fighters (Post, March 30, 2003)
101st Airborne Tightens Noose on Najaf (Post, March 30, 2003)
U.S. Hospital Showcases Treatment of Iraqi Victims (Post, March 30, 2003)
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