- Making News: Post-War Iraq
Britain-s Guardian newspaper reports that members of a US-controlled interim government of Iraq already are arriving in Kuwait. Although senior officials in the Bush administration differ on details, plans are for a government of 23 ministries, each headed by an American and supported by Iraqi advisors. Luke Harding, who co-wrote the story, has more details, including conflicting preferences from Prime Minister Blair-s government.
- Reporter's Notebook: A Taste of Combat at County-USC
Victims of warfare can be shot, stabbed, beaten or subjected to other forms of trauma-causing violence. Doctors once learned on the battlefield, but since Vietnam, there have been no big wars, except in American cities. So, for duty in the war in Iraq, the US Navy is training doctors at the County-USC Hospital in Los Angeles where Peter Rhee is director of the Navy Trauma Training Center.
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