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A Show of Strength

Restless, reckless and tired of being rebuffed, Saddam Hussein once again looked poised to carry out an epic feat of self-destruction. By sending 20,000 fresh...

Pity The Peacemakers

A U.S. Marine raised on John Wayne movies and bloodied in Desert Storm's armored romp through Iraq might be perplexed by last week's action in Mogadishu. Under...

The Military

On the first night of the gulf-war ground assault, Army artillery Captain Jeffrey Davis helped pour hundreds of rounds of high explosives into Iraqi positions. A...

America Abroad: The Curse of the Answered Prayer

SEOUL. THE END OF THE COLD WAR IS PROVING TO BE A dangerous passage for all concerned: winners, losers and bystanders. Two years ago, Saddam Hussein concluded...

America Abroad

In November 1990, during the buildup to Operation Desert Storm, James Baker tried to shore up support on the home front for the dispatch of U.S. troops half a...

Time to Get Organized

Saddam Hussein was the ghost at the banquets last week, diverting the attention of both the old Administration and the new. All the galas in Washington could not...

Defense: Marching Out of The Closet

For 13 years in the Army and Army Reserve, Captain Dusty Pruitt, an ordained minister, taught soldiers to defend themselves against chemical, biological and...

The Case for a Big Power Swap

Bitter arguments between the President and the Congress are built into our constitutional system. What isn't necessarily built in are the bitter arguments of...

A Mind-Set Under Siege

THEY ARE THE FEW AND THE proud, the long gray line, the Spartans. They practice what they call, in a phrase silky with unexamined assumptions, the manly art of...

America Abroad: Why Bosnia Is Not Vietnam

History has doubly cursed the Balkans. it not only energizes the combatants in the most perverse way imaginable, it also paralyzes the would-be peacemakers...

The Allies: A Partnership to Remember

If General Norman Schwarzkopf did not march into Kuwait City last week proclaiming "I have returned," it was for two reasons. One was that he had never been...

Fight Now, Pay Later

How should the U.S. and its allies pay for Operation Desert Storm? At nearly $50 million for an F-117 Stealth fighter and $2 million for an M-1 tank, the cost of...

Preparedness: How Many Wars Can the U.S. Fight?

During the cold war, Pentagon planners boasted that the U.S. was prepared to battle the Soviet Union while simultaneously waging a smaller conflict against...

Armed Forces: Annie Get Your Gun

At the infamous 1991 Tailhook convention in Las Vegas, when male Navy officers and reservists were not assaulting frightened women or drinking from the navels of...

America's Postwar Mood: Making Sense of The Storm

"There never was a good war or a bad peace," Benjamin Franklin wrote to Josiah Quincy in 1773, expressing a simple truth that helps explain why Americans cheer...

After The Euphoria, a Letdown

For the moment, there is giddy elation, as returning Desert Storm troops touch down on American soil to a triumphal welcome of balloons and bands, spouses and...

Making Sense of the Polls

PEROT LEADS IN NEW POLL" has become so frequent a bulletin that the Texas billionaire's image has changed from interesting maverick to serious presidential...

Forward Spin: Feb. 3, 1992

FIRST PUNDIT Both commentator Pat Buchanan and humor columnist Dave Barry are running for President. It's time for a Draft Ann Landers movement. Listen, Cookie,...

The Buyers Are Back

-- John and Lil Cronin listed their white Dutch colonial in Milton, Mass., at 1 p.m. one day last week. At 3, Lisa Looney drove up to take a look. She liked the...

Consequences: White Flags In the Desert

Suddenly, there he was, the only major participant in this most televised war in history who had remained off-camera. For weeks, the world had watched the...