Iraq Coalition Casualty Statistics/Pre-War News Items

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The following is a chronological listing of External Links (articles) for Iraq Coalition Casualty Statistics/Pre-War News Items.

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  • 7 August 2002: "IRAQ: US war drums beat louder" by Norm Dixon, "US President George Bush will order a massive military attack on Iraq sometime in the next six months. However, the US ruling class has yet to agree on exactly how the war will be conducted, what its eventual scale will be or on its exact timing."
  • 11 August 2002: "Bush: No Iraq war plan. President won't speculate on U.S. casualties" by Scott Lindlaw, AP.
  • 28 August 2002: "War with Iraq Would Pose Major Risks for Bush Administration and America" (Last of Three Parts) by David T. Pyne, Esq., American-Partisan.
  • 28 September 2002: "Iraq raises spectre of massive US casualties in event of war" by Ezzedine Said, Maylaysiakini.
  • 19 October 2002: "Politics: In War, the Mission Matters", National Journal.
  • 24 November 2002: "U.S. War Plans for Iraq: Invasion, Death, and Domination", RevolutionaryWorker.
  • 30 December 2002: "A question of casualties in Iraq. Public support of war likely to hinge on combat toll, military analysts say" by Michael Kilian, Chicago Tribune.
  • 30 December 2002: "The Fallout of War. Iraqi Ammo Debris Fell on Jim Stutts in '91. In Many Ways, He's Being Pelted Still" by Richard Leiby, Washington Post.



  • 17 January 2003: "Thinking Ahead on Iraq," Spartacus.
  • 17 January 2003: "Most Media Ignoring 160,000 U.S. Casualties" by Robert L. McMahon, "With war clouds gathering over Iraq, it is amazing to see the mainstream U.S. news media continuing to ignore a vital and controversial issue of direct consequence to the troops who are now being rushed to the Persian Gulf region: The incredibly large number of troops who after service in Gulf War I became stricken with serious health disabilities."
  • 22 January 2003: "Rumsfeld Speaks on North Korea, Iraq, Possible Casualties" by Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service.


  • 3 February 2003: "Iraqi Leader Predicts U.S. Casualties. Iraqi Parliament Speaker Says U.S. to Suffer Casualties 'Beyond Their Imagination' if Iraq Invaded", AP.
  • 16 February 2003: "US War in Iraq Could Push Race for Nuclear Arms" by Michael Krepon (originally published in "Perspective" section of San Jose Mercury News), Henry L. Stimson Center.
  • 21 February 2003: "Full U.S. Control Planned for Iraq" by Karen DeYoung and Peter Slevin, Washington Post.
  • 23 February 2003: "US and Britain Pound Iraqi Defenses in Massive Escalation of Airstrikes" by Raymond Whitaker, Independent/UK.
  • 26 February 2003: "'Hundreds of Thousands of Troops' to Occupy Iraq, says US General" by Rupert Cornwell, Independent/UK.

March (before Operation Iraqi Freedom):

  • 3 March 2003: "'Undeclared War' Enters New Phase. Allies Bomb Key Iraqi Targets" by Nicholas Watt, Richard Norton-Taylor, and Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian/UK.
  • 11 March 2003: "U.S. Army prepares for 9,000 casualties. Sets up 'replacement center' to resupply Iraq combatants" by Paul Sperry, WorldNetDaily.
  • 17 March 2003: "War Looms After Bush Abandons Diplomacy and Demands Saddam's Exile" by Robert Russo, Canadian Press.
  • 17 March 2003: "Bush Demanding Saddam Leave Iraq or Face War", Reuters.
  • 18 March 2003: "Bush Clings To Dubious Allegations About Iraq" by Walter Pincus and Dana Milbank, Washington Post: "As the Bush administration prepares to attack Iraq this week, it is doing so on the basis of a number of allegations against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that have been challenged -- and in some cases disproved -- by the United Nations, European governments and even U.S. intelligence reports."