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January 16, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two days of rain that turned the desert into a mire of sticky clay, a chilly sun dawned over Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, and more than half a million soldiers prepared to go to war. Convoys of trucks, tanks and personnel carriers rolled relentlessly northward into forward positions nearer the Kuwaiti border, and soldiers lined up at pay telephones for a last call home before moving on to their final deployment postings.
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