Facts about the war
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|AMERICA AT WAR: HAWAI'I IMPACT|
|||Many ways to support U.S. soldiers|
|||Added security costs HPD $100,000 a week|
|AMERICA AT WAR|
|||Coalition tanks, troops on Baghdad's doorstep|
|||'She was fighting to the death'|
|||Ambush reveals tenacity of Iraqis|
U.S. military: 49 dead, 15 missing, seven captured
British military: 27 dead, none captured or missing
Iraqi forces: No estimate of military or civilian casualties
Q. Did Congress authorize the war against Iraq?
A. Congress did not issue a formal declaration of war. However, a congressional joint resolution last October authorized President Bush to use the military to enforce U.N. resolutions against Iraq and to defend against the "threat posed by Iraq." Although Bush worked for and welcomed the resolution, he, like a long line of other presidents, asserts that the Constitution gives the president sole war-making authority.
"We are planning for a very difficult fight ahead in Baghdad. We are not expecting to drive into Baghdad suddenly and seize it."
Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal
By the numbers
20 miles U.S. troops are from Baghdad
50 oil trenches on fire around the city
221 U.S. combat wounded treated at an Army hospital in Germany since the start of the war
316 Iraqi combat aircraft
1,900 Coalition aircraft
1,353 Tomahawk missiles the Navy plans to buy by 2004
$4,000,000 given by U.S. for radio broadcasts by Iraqi opposition groups
5,000,000 population of Baghdad
New York: Down $1.18, or 4 percent, to $28.60 a barrel
London: Down $1.15, or 4.4 percent, to $25.21 a barrel
Iraq's time zone is 14 hours ahead of Hawai'i time.
Persian Gulf weather
Baghdad Day: 92 degrees, partly cloudy. Night: 63 degrees.
Basra Day: 105 degrees, partly cloudy. Night: 67 degrees.
Kuwait City Day: 101 degrees, partly cloudy. Night: 66 degrees.
- Bed capacity: 170, but can be expanded quickly to 450
- Nurses: 250
- Physicians: 120
- Supports: 52,000 American military members and their families in southern Germany plus advanced care for more than 300,000 troops and their families in the huge European Theater.