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February 17, 1991 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If it must be, finally, a great armored battle in the sand to settle the Persian Gulf War, the outcome is likely to bear the handwriting of some lone officer. Up along the front lines, probably in the pitch dark of night, under the rage of open-field warfare, this commander will sound an order--an order he has prepared his whole life to give.
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February 17, 1991 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If it must be, finally, a great armored battle in the sand to settle the Persian Gulf War, the outcome is likely to bear the handwriting of some lone officer. Up along the front lines, probably in the pitch dark of night, under the rage of open-field warfare, this commander will sound an order--an order he has prepared his whole life to give.
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October 4, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with battlefield communications problems so severe that they could result in U.S. forces accidentally attacking their Arab allies, American commanders have overcome Saudi diplomatic objections and soon will begin joint operations with other units in the multinational force deployed here, according to senior officials.
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October 6, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. military forces, anticipating that the effectiveness of tank battalions could be the deciding factor in a ground war with Iraq, have begun extensive training exercises in the vast desert plains to simulate a mechanized battle of unprecedented scope.
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January 31, 1991 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was no longer an enemy off in the distant dunes, lobbing occasional artillery shells; no longer a high-altitude Nintendo War. When illumination flares popped over the cold desert Tuesday night, U.S. Marines looked down the 30-foot-long cannon barrels of advancing Soviet-built tanks. And they heard the roar of guns. The opening moment of the great ground war was upon them. Never mind later assessments that this was an Iraqi reconnaissance in force, a challenge, a probe, an attempt to lure U.S.
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January 1, 1991 | DANNY SULLIVAN and DAVID PUCKETT and ERIC LICHTBLAU and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
About 36,000 Orange County-area troops, almost all Marines, will be in the Persian Gulf by the Jan. 15 United Nations deadline for an Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait, based on Times estimates from various sources. They are prepared, if the decision comes, to battle Iraqi forces on the land, from the sea and in the air. Marines from Orange County and Camp Pendleton make up a significant portion of the 80,000 to 90,000 Marines in the gulf.
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