America at war

President Bush orders the beginning of a long-awaited war on Iraq to disarm the Persian Gulf country and depose Saddam Hussein.

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America at war

CNET News.com Staff
March 20, 2003, 9:25 AM PT

special report President Bush orders the beginning of a long-awaited war on Iraq to disarm the Persian Gulf country and depose Saddam Hussein.

Israel warns Web sites on war coverage
The country's top government censor cautions Web sites in her country not to publish "materials that could pose a threat to the security of the State of Israel and its residents."
March 20, 2003 
Pint-size tech drafted for war reports
Media coverage of the Iraq war is likely to give a boost to several emerging technologies, including new portable satellite transmission systems and Weblogs.
March 20, 2003 
Border clash follows Iraq firing missiles
In the first reported combat engagement of the war, a patrol of light armored vehicles from the Marine First Division encounters two Iraqi armored personnel carriers.
The New York Times
March 20, 2003 
Virus writers take advantage of war
A new e-mail worm is tricking people into opening dangerous attachments by promising military satellite images of Iraq.
March 20, 2003 
War's onset spikes Web traffic
The waging of war against Iraq leads to a jump in traffic on the Internet, which is expected to become the major source of information on the conflict for many people.
March 20, 2003 
President Bush's address to the nation
Text of President Bush's address to the United States regarding the beginning of military action in Iraq to dislodge Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
March 19, 2003 
Web surfers clog military sites
Several Web sites in the United States and United Kingdom are caught off-guard by traffic spikes spurred by the looming attack on Iraq and worries about a rise in terrorist activity.
March 19, 2003 
17 Iraqis cross border to surrender in Kuwait
Seventeen Iraqi soldiers guarding the border laid down their arms and crossed into Kuwait today, military officers said.
The New York Times
March 19, 2003 
Reuters to stream video of Iraq conflict
News agency Reuters unveils a streaming video service on its Web site that will offer footage of the impending conflict with Iraq, in an effort to reach news-hungry viewers at work.
March 19, 2003 
Expedia sets wartime refund policy
Online travel site Expedia said that it would waive customer penalties if the United States goes to war with Iraq or if the government puts the country on its highest level of security alert.
March 17, 2003 

previous coverage
Antiwar protesters join 'virtual march'
Washington lawmakers and the White House are flooded with e-mail, faxes and phone calls as people across the country voice their opposition to a possible war.
February 17, 2003 

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