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Washington Recap

Posted 6:00 p.m. Oct. 8 By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Bush calls for $320 million to help Afghans President Bush said Friday he wants the United States to make good on its promise to deliver $320 million in food and medical supplies to Afghanistan. The aid could shore up support for the U.S. campaign […]

Air strikes begin in Afghanistan

Posted 6:00 p.m. Oct. 8 By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau American and British forces launched air strikes in Afghanistan Sunday, clearing the way for what President Bush said would be a long and sustained campaign against the al Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban regime. In a televised address Sunday afternoon shortly after the […]

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. launches strikes on Taliban, al Qaeda

Posted 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7 The United States began a targeted military campaign against the Taliban and al Qaeda terrorist network Sunday. U-WIRE’s Washington Bureau and International Desk is following the story and will have complete coverage as events unfold. Editors can expect reaction from Washington and news from our reporters abroad in Britain, Germany, […]

U.S. deploys troops abroad

(UWIRE) WASHINGTON – The Pentagon secured plans Wednesday to shift an arsenal of combat and supply aircraft to the Persian Gulf, the first clear sign that an organized military response to last week’s terrorist attacks could soon be underway. While those aircraft remain in the United States, the decision by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is […]

NEWS NOW: Presidential address calls for unity

By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Posted 9:55 p.m. Sept. 20 In a highly anticipated address to a joint session of Congress Thursday night, President Bush announced the creation of a Cabinet-level position to fight terrorism and pledged a vigorous military campaign against rogue nations. The President appointed Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge to lead the […]

Netanyahu joins House committee to examine attacks

By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Posted 4:25 p.m. Sept. 21 State supported terrorism must be stripped of its resources if the United States hopes to mount a successful campaign against violence, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a House committee Thursday. Speaking from his experience as leader of a country long involved in […]

Pentagon prepares to send forces abroad

By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Posted 6:50 p.m. Sept. 19 The Pentagon secured plans Wednesday to shift an arsenal of combat and supply aircraft to the Persian Gulf, the first clear sign that an organized military response to last week’s terrorist attacks could be soon underway. While those aircraft remain in the United States, […]

Tragedy leads to major rescue efforts

Less than 12 hours after catastrophic acts of terrorism leveled New York’s World Trade Center towers and ripped through the Pentagon, the streets in the nation’s capital were eerily quiet. Even as firefighters extinguished the last flames at the Pentagon and World Trade Center and began a rescue effort for hundreds of people feared dead, […]

Tragedy leads to major rescue efforts

Less than twelve hours after a catastrophic act of terrorism leveled New York’s World Trade Center towers and ripped through the Pentagon, the streets in the nation’s capital were eerily quiet. Even as firefighters extinguished the last flames at the Pentagon and World Trade Center and began a rescue effort for hundreds of people feared […]

BREAKING NEWS

By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief The country is still in shock after terrorist explosions in Washington and New York leveled both World Trade Center towers and a section of the Pentagon. Terrorists reportedly crashed two planes into the skyscrapers, at least one of which was an American Airlines plane en route from Boston […]