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October 12, 1994 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraq began withdrawing some of its forces from the Kuwaiti border area Tuesday in response to the U.S. military buildup. But the Pentagon placed 155,000 more U.S. ground troops on alert in case additional force is needed to meet the Iraqi threat. After a day of uncertainty about Iraq's response, U.S.
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NEWS
October 11, 1994
Iraqi forces massing along the Kuwaiti border. The White House draws a line in the sand and orders American planes, ships and troops back to the Persian Gulf. The Persian Gulf crisis of 1990-91 was on replay, it seemed to the world's editorial cartoonists, who once again picked up their pens to savage Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and take a few shots at President Clinton too. By Monday, Baghdad's U.N.
NEWS
October 11, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraq's massing of troops near the Kuwaiti border put Russia in a quandary: Moscow has sided with Washington against Baghdad for reasons of politics and regional stability, but at the same time Russia aims to avoid alienating a country it sees as an important business partner. In recent months, Russia has been moving closer to Iraq, eager to renew one of the Soviet Union's most profitable friendships.
NEWS
October 11, 1994 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a cornered cat, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is making a desperate bid to survive growing internal pressures and prospects that the international sanctions strangling his economy will not be lifted soon, according to U.S. experts.
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October 11, 1994 | LEN HALL and DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They watch the news on television, read the newspapers and wait for letters or phone calls. That's how Marine families with loved ones overseas keep track of the latest military developments in the Persian Gulf. News comes in dribs and drabs, through the media or base support groups, or the rumor mill on the bases. Capt. Mike Gamble and Sgt.
NEWS
October 9, 1994 | Associated Press
Lines stretched behind cash machines and gasoline stations Saturday as thousands of Iraqi troops massed across the border in a buildup like that presaging the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. But there were few other signs of anxiety after the Cabinet called on Kuwaitis to refrain from hoarding food and water. Traffic at the border with Saudi Arabia was reported normal, and no significant increase in flight reservations was reported.
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October 9, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behind Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's latest act of military bluster lies the harsh reality of an economy imploding under the weight of international sanctions. Analysts and economists said Saturday that Baghdad's complaints about the sanctions reflect the very real hardships that four years of restrictions have placed on the country's oil-driven economy. Iraq's top diplomat, Deputy Prime Minister Tarik Aziz, said in a U.N.
NEWS
October 9, 1994 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The standoff between Iraq and the United States intensified Saturday as Baghdad moved more troops close to the Kuwaiti border, and the Clinton Administration dispatched 4,000 soldiers to join U.S. ships and planes converging on the Persian Gulf. U.S.
NEWS
November 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 500 Iraqis crossed into Kuwait to protest work on a trench the emirate is digging along the disputed border, U.N. observers said. The U.S. State Department condemned the border crossing, the second such incursion in a week. A Kuwaiti contractor working on the trench fired a shot in the air after the Iraqis started throwing stones, said Abullatif Kabbaj, a spokesman for the U.N. A U.N. officer monitoring the demonstration was slightly injured by a stone.
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