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Vol. 137, No. 7 FEBRUARY 18, 1991


THE GULF WAR: Staring out from photographs, the first U.S. servicemen to die in ground combat seem full of life and promise. As they are laid to rest across the nation, the real cost of the conflict comes home to America.

George Bush faces a decision that will determine how many more Americans will die: whether to start the ground war now or later. The choice hinges largely on how well the air assaults are going. -- Conventional wisdom holds that U.S. support for the war will fall if casualties soar, but the equation may be more complicated. -- By...

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