18: U.S. Steps Up Attack on Iraq
The attack by U.S. and British forces against Iraq broadened and intensified, as salvos of missiles pounded scores of targets throughout Iraq.
Analysis: Is Mission 'Pinpricks' or Punitive?
17: U.S. Strikes at Iraqi Targets
President Clinton launched the largest military operation of his two terms in office, pairing U.S. and British forces against Iraq in what he called a "strong, sustained" attack from the air against the sources of President Saddam Hussein's military power.
Aides: President Saw Little Alternative
Analysis: Limited Campaign Could Limit Success
Attack Sites Crucial to Weapon-Making
U.S. Says Iraq Determined Timing
On Security Council, Mixed Views
16: Iraq Hasn't Cooperated, Arms Inspector Reports
U.N. arms inspectors set a fresh collision course with Iraq,
reporting that the Baghdad government failed to honor the promises of
cooperation that prompted President Clinton to call off a major military
attack against it a month ago.
23: Iraq Says It Has Handed Over Documents U.N. Inspectors Requested
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Saeed Sahhaf accused U.N. arms inspectors of "a savage campaign . . . of disinformation" in their quest for more documents about Iraq's banned weapons. He said Iraq already has handed over millions of papers to monitors and that no more files exist.
22: U.N. Team Downcast About Iraq Mission
United Nations arms inspectors see little prospect of achieving the results Washington is promising in the standoff with Iraq after last week's barely averted military strike.
21: Iraq Balks at U.N. Request for Arms Documents
President Saddam Hussein's government defied a request from the chief inspector for documents relating to its prohibit weapons programs.
18: U.N. Team Set to Resume Arms Inspections
U.N. weapons inspectors plan to resume their work in Iraq, beginning with routine checks of the monitoring gear and building toward more sensitive inspections that could test Iraqi cooperation, U.N. officials said.
17: Off-Again Airstrikes May Be On Again Soon, Officials Suspect Iraq Claims Victory In Diplomatic Defeat
16: Clinton Says Iraqis Have 'Backed Down'
President Clinton hailed the scheduled return of U.N. weapons inspectors to Iraq, even as administration officials privately offered starkly pessimistic assessments about whether Baghdad's retreat last weekend will prove to be more than temporary.
President Clinton announced that Iraq had "backed down" and pledged full cooperation with United Nations arms inspectors.
Text of Clinton Remarks
Senior Officials Split On Aborting Airstrikes
Saddam's Iraqi Foes Heartened By Clinton
Arab States Relieved
Clinton Remarks Indicate Policy Shift
15: U.S. Launches, Then Aborts Airstrikes
Hours after aborting a massive missile attack against Iraq, the United States rebuffed an Iraqi offer to allow United Nations weapons inspectors to resume their work and insisted that military strikes were still possible if Iraq fails to comply unconditionally with U.N. demands.
A New Vow, An Order Rescinded
14: Oil-For-Food Program Key to U.S. Policy on Iraq
American officials were among those trying to keep open a conduit for food and medicine under a massive humanitarian program designed to control Iraq's oil exports and relieve the suffering of its 20 million people.
13: U.S. Flanks Covered In Latest Showdown
The striking difference between the recent standoff with Iraq and the one nine months ago is that France and Russia have raised no significant objections.
Support for U.S. Stance on Iraq Grows
12: Clinton Warns Iraq, OK's Gulf Buildup
President Clinton declared that the United States "must be prepared to act" forcefully to end Iraq's defiance of the United Nations and authorized a new buildup of military forces in the Persian Gulf.
11: Carrier, Marines Rushed to Gulf
The Clinton administration took its first substantial steps to reinforce striking power in range of Iraq, speeding deployment of a second aircraft carrier and a Marine amphibious group
07: U.N. Recalls 15 Inspectors
The United Nations pulled 15 weapons
inspectors out of Iraq today, the first in a series of planned staff pullbacks in
the face of the Baghdad regime's decision to halt cooperation.
01: Iraq Halts All Work by U.N. Inspectors
Iraq halted all cooperation with United Nations weapons inspectors, the bluntest yet in a series of maneuvers by President Saddam Hussein to ease the impact of trade and military restrictions placed on his country after the Persian Gulf War.
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