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February 17, 1991 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the night sky over Kuwait, the pilot of a tank-hunting A-10 "Warthog" stares intently at a tiny, green screen in the center of his cockpit, looking for a telltale glow of white. Millions of dollars worth of Pentagon hardware--satellites, J-STARS targeting aircraft, high-flying spy planes and low-flying observation turboprops--led him to this corner of the desert, where his spotters believe Iraqi tanks and artillery pieces are entrenched on the ground.
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February 13, 1991 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States signaled the Soviet Union Tuesday that negotiations on troop ceilings in Europe are jeopardized by Moscow's interpretation of how the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty cuts the numbers of weapons such as tanks. The new talks, aimed at reducing manpower in line with the treaty's weapons cuts, will begin today in Vienna as scheduled, according to State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler.
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February 13, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein appeared Tuesday to open the way to dialogue for the first time since the Persian Gulf War began, announcing that he is willing to discuss "a peaceful, political, equitable and honorable solution" to the crisis. The White House said the offer lacks a key ingredient--a pullout from Kuwait.
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February 9, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Allied warplanes screamed across blinding-blue desert skies to blitz Iraqi troops in the trenches and bunkers of Kuwait and southern Iraq on Friday, and a Saudi commander said the Iraqis have organized "execution battalions" to shoot any of their soldiers who might try to flee. The allies focused their bombing extra tightly on the Kuwaiti theater of operations as Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and Gen. Colin L. Powell, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited U.S.
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February 3, 1991
Iraqi tanks on the battlefield will face a wide range of deadly high-technology weapons developed especially to destroy armor. The weapons, some of which were used in the fighting last week, include armor-piercing shells fired by allied tanks, anti-tank guided missiles launched from helicopters, jets and infantry vehicles.
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January 30, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ground action in the war intensified Tuesday as elements of the 1st Marine Division pounded Iraqi targets in Kuwait with artillery, mortars, anti-tank missiles and automatic cannon fire. Firing from as close as 1,100 yards from the border, a task force of Marine light armored vehicles, artillery and other equipment hit Iraqi bunkers and observation posts with a 300-round barrage, according to military sources here.
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January 29, 1991 | HARRY G. SUMMERS Jr.
Aerial bombardment continues to take its toll in the allied air campaign against Iraq, but another kind of bombardment is yet to come. "It is with artillery that war is made," said Napoleon Bonaparte, and casualty figures from America's most recent wars still bear him out. In World War II, shrapnel (fragments from exploding artillery shells) caused 53% of U.S. battle deaths and 62% of the wounds. In Korea, shrapnel caused 59% of the deaths and 61% of the wounds.
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January 22, 1991 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
As U.S. and allied military forces in the Persian Gulf contemplate shifting from an air campaign to a massive ground engagement, some independent military analysts caution that the amazing technical efficiency those forces have demonstrated in the skies may not continue closer to earth.
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