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War Tracker: March 19
Forces



WAR UPDATE BATTLEFIELD
BATTLES
'Decapitation attack': U.S. and coalition forces launched missiles and bombs at targets in Iraq Wednesday night, including a "decapitation attack" aimed at Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and other top members of the country's leadership. Full Story | premium content Video
Bush address: President Bush announced the start of the military campaign against Iraq shortly afterward in a televised address from the White House. Full Story | premium content Video
AIRSTRIKES
Cruise missiles: The initial strikes included more than 40 satellite-guided Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from U.S. warships in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters, which carry two 2,000-pound bombs apiece, also were involved in the strikes, though apparently on a target other than Saddam.
FORCES

A comparison of U.S. and Iraqi forces in the Gulf War and now
WEAPONS
In the first coalition strike, more than 40 cruise missiles were fired at a "target of opportunity," U.S. military sources said. Full Details |  3D models: Tomahawk cruise missile | F-117 Nighthawk
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COALITION

U.S, UK and Australian forces deployed in the Persian Gulf war and now.
STRATEGY
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