THE GULF: More troops, more planes, more ships. Saddam plays the hostage card. As tensions continue to build, must it mean war?
< Before the fighting starts, the U.S. should try to craft a diplomatic way out. -- In his most ominous move yet, the Iraqi leader vows to keep thousands of Americans and Britons captive until the U.S. withdraws. -- Jordan's King struggles to keep his balance.
INTERVIEW: A former hostage recounts his harrowing years blindfolded and chained in Lebanon
Captured in Beirut in September 1986, Frank Reed spent the next 44 months cut off from the outside...