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Vol. 136 No. 10 SEPTEMBER 3, 1990

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THE GULF: Quickening its military buildup, America prepares for war

As an international embargo begins to squeeze, Saddam adds American diplomats to his collection of Western hostages. U.S. forces are soon to be strong enough to go on the offensive. The biggest fear is that Iraq will attack civilians with poison gas. With events spiraling out of control, only an extraordinary breakthrough seems capable of averting disaster. -- Americans are rallying around the flag. But their long-term support depends on Bush's leadership. -- Saddam tries to put a kinder, gentler face on his seizure of thousands of hostages -- and...

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