The Press: Incommunicado in Amman

While it raged, the battle for Amman was one of the best-staffed but least-reported in journalistic history. More than 100 correspondents, representing 41 news organizations round the world, had front-line accommodation at the Jordan Intercontinental Hotel. But that was about all they had. Virtual prisoners for a week, they could learn little beyond what they could see in dangerous peeks from the hotel's windows. Worse, after the first day they could not file on what they saw; telephone service was cut. TIME Correspondent Roland Flamini tells what it was like to be sitting...

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