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At midnight in Iraq, the United Nations deadline for the Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait expired, and President George H.W. Bush ordered air strikes and later a ground campaign to forcibly eject Iraq from its five-month occupation of Kuwait.

The balsa-wood raft Kon-Tiki, which had carried a six-man crew headed by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean, crashed into a reef in a Polynesian archipelago. 

A serious Republican foreign policy will make this case: The alternative to invasion and occupation is not retreat; it is the determined exercise of power at a distance.

Judging from the president's words and the complexity of the fight America is now entering, it seems likely that this generation -- that of the young members of the U.S. military who will serve in this latest conflict -- will themselves welcome their own children into a world in which American troops are still fighting in the desert battlegrounds in and around Iraq.

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As I reflect on Veteran's Day and the treatment of our combat veterans, I covet the good timing of my service as an F-15 fighter pilot in the first Gulf War and the positive perception that my generation enjoyed during our time in theater, immediately upon our return to America and even into today.

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A Sunday Tulsa World story incorrectly stated construction plans for 116th Street North at U.S. 75. The highway will have partial lane closur…

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A sister of Schwarzkopf's, Ruth Barenbaum of Middlebury, Vt., said he died in Tampa, Fla., from complications from pneumonia.

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New research being released Monday shows that veterans with Gulf War illness faced different toxins depending on where they were served: anti-nerve-agent pills and Scud missiles for forward-deployed troops and pesticides for support personnel in the rear.

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A Saturday Tulsa World story inaccurately

described James Austin

’s military service record.

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Former President George H.W. Bush said Tuesday he has no regrets about his administration's handling of the Gulf War, which began 20 years ago this week, including the decision to pull out American forces even with a vanquished Saddam Hussein retaining power in Iraq.

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