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  Preparations for 2003 invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2003 invasion of Iraq began on March 20, 2003 UTC.
On March 18, 2003, President George W. Bush of the United States of America had set a deadline for the ruler of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, and his two sons, Uday Hussein and Qusay Hussein to leave the country, or face military action.
Political preparation for war began in earnest during the period of weapons inspections in Iraq over the winter of 2002-2003, carried out by a team led by Hans Blix with the authority of UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Preparations_for_2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (819 words)

 2003 invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prior to the invasion, the United States' official position was that Iraq illegally possessed weapons of mass destruction in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1441 and had to be disarmed by force.
Iraq was subsequently marked by violent conflict between U.S.-led occupation of Iraq soldiers and forces described by the occupiers as insurgents.
Polish involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/U.S._plan_to_invade_Iraq   (8779 words)

 Iraq - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Following Iraq's occupation of Kuwait in 1990, and the subsequent expulsion by international troops, Iraq was internationally isolated until the spring of 2003, when the United States and the United Kingdom controversially invaded and removed the Ba'ath Party from leadership and continue to occupy the country.
Iraq's seizure of Kuwait in August 1990, subsequent international economic sanctions, and damage from military action by an international coalition beginning in January 1991 drastically reduced economic activity.
Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq the economy has to a great extent shut down and attempts are underway to revive it from the damages of the war and rampant crime.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Iraq   (1088 words)

 IRAQ BOOKMARK for Darin Yun (CMO)
The Iraqi military is composed of three main bodies: the regular army, the “Republican Guard” and the “Special Republican Guard”.
Iraq's military remains among the largest in the Middle East.
President Bush has labeled Iraq part of an axis of evil -- a rogue state intent on acquiring weapons of mass destruction and thus posing a threat to the United States and its allies.
www2.hawaii.edu /~dariny/bookmark.htm   (126 words)

 2003 invasion of Iraq - Knowmore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first military act of the Iraq War, and was launched by the United States and the United Kingdom on March 20, 2003, with support from some other governments, making up what was described as the "coalition of the willing".
The legitimacy of the invasion is disputed: the officially stated legal reason was that Iraq illegally possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
United States military operations were conducted first under the codename Operation Iraqi Liberation [11] (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/03/20030324-4.html), quoted by Ari Fleischer on March 24, 2003, but was soon renamed Operation Iraqi Freedom [12] (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/04/20030403-3.html), as quoted by George W. Bush on April 3, 2003.
www.knowmore.org /index.php/2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (8476 words)

 US accelerates preparations for invasion of Iraq
While the visible military buildup is concentrated on Iraq’s southern flank, press reports from the Middle East indicate that a considerable number of US military and intelligence personnel are already operating in the north of the country, in the Kurdish region near the Turkish and Iranian borders.
Iraq’s deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz, discussed the real reasons for the US plans to invade his country in a meeting with European peace activists who traveled to Baghdad.
That design is to invade Iraq, to occupy Iraq and use the national resources of Iraq for the purposes of...
wsws.org /articles/2003/jan2003/iraq-j04.shtml   (1272 words)

 USATODAY.com - Depending on U.N. inspections, Iraq war could be pushed into 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is pressing on with preparations for possible war against Iraq, but it is not yet clear that an attack to force Saddam Hussein to disarm would begin this winter as once widely expected.
Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked at a Pentagon news conference whether he was concerned that Iraq has the luxury of time to prepare its defenses against an American invasion.
The Navy already has two aircraft carrier battle groups within striking range of Iraq and may have four there by December; the Air Force has more than 200 warplanes based in the Persian Gulf area; the Army has several thousand soldiers in Kuwait, and there are a few thousand Marines aboard ships in the region.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2002-10-23-iraq-timing_x.htm   (872 words)

 Democratic Underground Forums - US accelerates preparations for invasion of Iraq
The exercise, titled “Victory Scrimmage,” will be carried out at the US army training center at Graffenwohr.
This Iraq gambit is starting to really get to me. Anger.
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