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Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Atkinson is embedded with the 101st Airborne. (The Washington Post)
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Rick Atkinson, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and former assistant managing editor at The Washignton Post, is the author of Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War. He was embedded with the 101st Airborne.

Audio From the Field:
Fighting in Najaf (March 31)

Live Online Transcript:
From Kuwait (March 19)

THE MAKING OF A COMBAT GENERAL : 'Tell Me How This Ends'
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.

In Baghdad
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 Hilla
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


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