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March 13, 2002 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several leading Senate Democrats voiced concern Tuesday with a Pentagon plan that calls for the development of new breeds of nuclear weapons and an expansion of the list of nations against whom such warheads might be used. But as the administration continued to downplay the aggressive tone of the so-called Nuclear Posture Review, there were also abundant signs that many lawmakers from both parties are prepared to consider profound changes to the nation's nuclear contingency plans.
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March 11, 2002 | GEOFFREY MOHAN and ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Weary and sunburned but proud, 400 American soldiers who fought tenacious battles with Al Qaeda and Taliban troops in eastern Afghanistan returned here Sunday, some of them telling bitter stories of being let down by an Afghan commander. The troops represent about a third of the U.S. force sent to battle Taliban and Al Qaeda holdouts in the mountainous Shahi Kot region in a campaign dubbed Operation Anaconda.
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March 11, 2002 | From Associated Press
Homeland Security chief Thomas J. Ridge said Sunday he is preparing a five-stage, multicolored alert system that will allow federal authorities to more precisely warn the public about domestic terrorism dangers. The system is a response to criticism that the four broad terror alerts issued by the government since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 have alarmed the public while providing little or no useful information.
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March 10, 2002 | JOSH MEYER and ERIC LICHTBLAU and BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Six months after the Sept. 11 skyjackings, the Justice Department is planning to send specially trained federal counterterrorism prosecutors to Europe to help press charges against the dozens of suspects taken into custody in recent months. Officials said they hope to reinvigorate law enforcement and intelligence gathering efforts that have achieved major success on some fronts--most notably by preventing numerous attacks against U.S.
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March 10, 2002
One new name, Thomas McCann, was added in recent days to the list of confirmed dead in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. This updates accounts of the confirmed dead that have appeared in The Times each Sunday since Sept. 11. The number of people unaccounted for, according to New York City officials, is now believed to be 158.
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March 8, 2002 | GERALDINE BAUM and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They did not get all they wanted, but after two months of politicking and pleading with a federal special master, the families of the Sept. 11 dead will get more money from a federal Victims' Compensation Fund than originally proposed. Kenneth Feinberg, the fund's special master, announced Thursday the final rules that will govern how much relatives will receive to compensate for economic loss and pain and suffering caused by the multiple terrorist attacks on Sept.
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March 8, 2002 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly six months after terrorists attacked New York City, lawmakers lauded President Bush on Thursday for giving the stricken metropolis billions of dollars in aid, and momentum grew for Congress itself to meet there for the first time in more than two centuries. In effect, it was New York's day in the nation's capital.
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March 5, 2002 | JOHN HENDREN and JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Enemy fire killed seven helicopter-borne soldiers on a reconnaissance mission, Pentagon officials said Monday, as the largest offensive of the Afghan war turned increasingly deadly for American troops. A soldier fell to his death when a Chinook helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and crashed, said Navy Cmdr. Frank Merriman, a spokesman for the U.S. Central Command.
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March 4, 2002 | AARON ZITNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush has not been forthcoming about progress in the war on terrorism or about a "secret government" operating since Sept. 11, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) said Sunday. As a result, lawmakers are finding it difficult to carry out their constitutional duties of approving money for the war and providing oversight of the executive branch, he said.
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March 3, 2002
For the second time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, no new names were added to the list of confirmed dead published each Sunday in The Times. Associated Press reported Friday that 158 people are still listed as missing since the attacks.
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