Iraq: Bombs Away? U.S. Mulls A Strike Against Saddam

Bombs Away? U.S. Mulls A Strike Against Saddam

Last week, after Iraq announced it would halt U.N. weapons inspections, U.S. officials accelerated plans to dynamite SADDAM HUSSEIN into compliance. As the Pentagon refined its strategy, Defense Secretary WILLIAM COHEN and National Security Adviser SAMUEL BERGER hit the road to sell the plan to Arab and European leaders. While they got a frosty public response, officials say the private message was a tacit green light. Result: PRESIDENT CLINTON may decide to hit Iraq without a U.N. vote, something that has bottled up attack plans in the past. The strike could come this week. Chances of a bombing were enhanced by...

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