Iraq: Diplomacy and Deployment: Countdown To War

Inside Bush's all-out plan to convince the American public and the Security Council that Saddam must go

If you're a planner at the Pentagon preparing for war--figuring how to move a flotilla of cargo vessels from San Francisco to the Persian Gulf, worrying whether there's enough shrink-wrap at the port in Jacksonville, Fla., to protect the AH-64 Apache gunships and Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters you've just started to fly there from Fort Campbell, Ky.--there's one thing you always want to keep in the back of your mind. And that is the state of the night sky. The U.S. Air Force likes to begin its bombing campaigns on moonless nights, and in Iraq, for about two weeks in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!