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Wednesday, February 12

11 Web sites help explain Iraq showdown

By Robert Benincasa

Here are 10 Web sites to find information for understanding America’s showdown with Iraq:

Military sources:
Defense Link (U.S. Department of Defense)
U.S. Central Command
Center for Defense Information (nonprofit research)
Military City (Gannett’s military publications)
Jane's (news and information)
Iraq military resources (GlobalSecurity.org)

Governments and the United Nations:
United States Mission to the United Nations
U.S. State Department
Permanent Mission of Iraq to the United Nations
United Nations Security Council
CIA World Factbook