Wednesday, March 12
Allied Troops Prepare for Gulf Heat
ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press
KUWAIT CITY (AP)--Fierce winds swept across desert camps near the Iraqi border Wednesday, enveloping soldiers in blinding clouds of sand and rattling tents like a drumroll.
And weatherwise, the worst is yet to come.
U.S. and British soldiers massed in desert camps at the gates of Iraq are entering the danger zone their commanders had long feared _ a summer of stifling heat and choking sandstorms. [...]