Troops on the Move

ONE WAY TO TELL THAT WAR is drawing close is to visit an army town. In Hinesville, Ga.--adjacent to Fort Stewart, home of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division--the barbershop outside the base's main gate has started trimming women's hair because the number of $5 buzz cuts favored by G.I.s has dropped 70%. By the time the entire division is shipped out to Kuwait, the town's population will have shrunk by a third.

The pace of the U.S. military buildup is accelerating. Some 60,000 U.S. troops now surround Iraq, and an additional 50,000 or so are on the way. With more than...

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