July 20 Iraqi newspapers report deployments of Iraqi troops to border with Kuwait. Soviet Union offers four-point peace plan: US casualties are reported as 79 killed in action, 212 wounded in action, 45 missing in action, nine POWs.
ISO Group. Email her at cpanzino militarytimes. Headquarters USAF activates contingency support staff. Cheney announces Saudi Arabia can now be successfully defended against attack by Iraq.
Two Army divisions decimate two Republican Guard divisions. Airstrikes drive Iraqis into defensive positions. Iraq's Revolutionary Command Council declares there will be no retreat and says "mother of all battles" is inevitable. Three killed, 96 injured.
Michael J. Coalition flies record 3,000 attack sorties; total for 34 days of air war rises to 83,000.
March 2 Sporadic fighting erupts. Army photo by Sgt. As the United States faces more advanced adversaries that can fire anti-aircraft missiles, refueling tankers are a prime target because of their size and mission. The primary air fuel transfer method is through the tanker aircraft's flying boom.
Three crew members rescued, three lost. Powell confers with service chiefs on options.