Press: Front-Row Seat

Luck is the residue of design, an old saying goes, and Caryle Murphy of the Washington Post has turned that into her own version of Murphy's Law. As Saddam Hussein intensified his war of words against Kuwait, she decided to fly from her bureau in Cairo to the Persian Gulf emirate for a firsthand look. Thus she was the only American reporter in Kuwait when Iraqi troops invaded on Aug. 2. Her calm, lucid eyewitness reports -- some printed without a byline to disguise the fact that she was there -- will surely be among the prime candidates for journalism prizes...

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