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WASHINGTON — Saddam Hussein was telling the truth, this time. The United States just didn't believe him. So it took the most powerful military in the world 18 years to find the remains of the only U.S. Navy pilot shot down in an aerial battle in the 1991 Gulf War.
September Amyx is one of the often-forgotten casualties of the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
WASHINGTON — Navy pilot Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991 and it was there Bedouins apparently buried him, hidden in the sand from the world's mightiest military all these years.
They remember the sand in their teeth, the black sky from burning oil fields and the blaring sirens as they rushed to put on their gas masks.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran test-fired nine long- and medium-range missiles Wednesday during war games that officials said aimed to show the country can retaliate against any U.S. and Israeli attack, state television reported.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood, along with runner-up Bo Bice and the other eight Idol finalists closed their summer concert tour with a benefit for Hurricane Katrina relief.
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld left Saturday for a trip to the Persian Gulf region.
CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden's deputy warned that Persian Gulf countries and Israel would be al-Qaida's next targets, according to a new videotape aired by Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera on Monday, the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The U.S. Air Force will send 300 airmen home from Iraq and Afghanistan to help their families cope with emergencies on an air base devastated by Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Miss., a spokesman said Saturday.
As it ripped through Mississippi's coast and submerged New Orleans in a toxic stew, Hurricane Katrina laid waste to some of the region's cultural institutions but spared others with slight or moderate damage.
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Hurricane Dennis dealt a glancing blow to the Florida Keys on Saturday, knocking out power and leaving streets flooded with seaweed as it roared toward the storm-weary Gulf Coast, where nearly 1.4 million people were under evacuation orders.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- The United States has not decided whether to reduce, or perhaps increase, its military presence in the Persian Gulf, Gen. Tommy Franks said Sunday.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has successfully test-fired three new models of sea missiles in a show of force to assert its military capacities in the Gulf, military officials said Friday.
WASHINGTON -- The buildup of American land, sea and air forces in the Persian Gulf is accelerating, with two and possibly three more aircraft carriers likely to head for the region in the next few days, officials said.
WASHINGTON - Condoleezza Rice flexed America's muscles in the Middle East Thursday, forcefully warning Iran the U.S. won't ignore threats and will take any action necessary to defend friends and interests in the Persian Gulf. A fresh Iranian missile test prompted a show of force from Israel as well.
The long march to war is shredding Carolyn Herrera’s nerves.
As war seemed ever closer, many East Valley business leaders on Monday looked back to 1991 as they reflected on what a war with Iraq might mean. But it's unclear whether the developing conflict — and its outcome — will be similar to the Persian Gulf War.
Technical Sgt. Rick Royston of the Air National Guard served as crew chief on a KC-135 air tanker in Turkey, Spain and the Azores, helping refuel warplanes on their way to “shock and awe” Baghdad.
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence declined for a fourth consecutive month in March, dragged down by worries about the economy and tensions in Iraq, a private research group said Tuesday.
George Henry “Tug” Robinson IV enlisted in the Navy to pay for his education. Now the dapper hockey player from Tempe is somewhere in the Persian Gulf on an aircraft carrier bristling with jets and helicopters.
Fear of war is driving gasoline prices to their highest level since June. The average cost of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline climbed nearly a nickel this week to $1.471 a gallon in the state, according AAA Arizona.
WASHINGTON - A second U.S. Navy aircraft carrier departed the Persian Gulf on Thursday, leaving only the USS Nimitz battle group on station in the Gulf, defense officials.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military buildup for war topped 200,000 troops in the Gulf region Thursday, while inside Iraq Saddam Hussein was said to be moving some of his best-trained forces into new positions.
WASHINGTON - The Army's oldest armored division, "Old Ironsides," got orders Tuesday to head for the Persian Gulf as the total of U.S. land, sea and air forces arrayed against Iraq or preparing to go neared 300,000.
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials believe they have identified a young former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden as al-Qaida's new chief of terror operations in the Persian Gulf.