War in Iraq
The Long Road to War
The Post's Atkinson recounts the unexpected changes that tested the commander of the 101st Airborne Division, Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus, in Iraq.
Audio Slideshow: Petraeus
Adjusting on the Road to Victory
What ended as a military victory that toppled the Iraqi government in 21 days was filled with moments of uncertainty, miscues and unexpected successes for U.S. forces.
Celebration Turns to Mass Looting
The liberation of Iraq Friday became the plundering of Baghdad. Thousands of looters ransacked the vast industrial parks on the south side of the capital, converting highways into shopping aisles as they wheeled, dragged, carried and drove away booty ranging from cars to card tables.
In South, U.S. Army Takes Hilla
U.S. Army troops occupied this crossroads city Wednesday, ending the three-week campaign to pacify the Shiite Muslim region south of Baghdad.
U.S. Forces Capture Hilla
U.S. Army troops occupied this crossroads city today, ending the three-week campaign to pacify the Shiite Muslim region south of Baghdad.
With the 101st Airborne Division
Infantry Puts Squeeze on South's Last Contested City (Post, April 9, 2003)
Army Says Drums Could Contain Chemical Agents (Post, April 8, 2003)
Karbala 'Like a Carnival' As Troops Take Control (Post, April 7, 2003)
For Infantrymen, Hardships Are Many And Nothing Is Easy (Post, April 7, 2003)
After First Skirting Karbala, Army Now Aims to Take It (Post, April 6, 2003)
Troops Court Skeptics in Holy City With Small, Choreographed Steps (Post, April 4, 2003)
Jubilant Crowds Greet Troops Near Shrine: As Firefights Continue, U.S. Soldiers Push Closer to Center of City (Post, April 3, 2003)
Army Enters Holy City: Crowds Cheer Troops Close to Shiite Shrine (Post, April 2, 2003)
As Battle Escalates, Holy Site Is Turned Into a Stronghold (Post, April 1, 2003)
Najaf Besieged In Reinvigorated Army Offensive (Post, March 31, 2003)
101st Airborne Tightens Noose on Najaf (Post, March 30, 2003)
A Flotilla of Army Helicopters Joins Attack on Karbala (Post, March 29, 2003)
Seen From Above: Friends and Maybe Foes (Post, March 28, 2003)
Grief Gives Way to Resolve At 101st Airborne Command (Post, March 24, 2003)
The 101st Airborne Division Moves Into Iraq (Post, March 21, 2003; 4:16 PM)
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