"This issue brief covers the most recent U.S.-Iraqi confrontations, which began in the fall of 1998. It summarizes events that led to the crisis, the allied military build-up, military strikes against Iraq, international reactions, costs, and options for U.S. policy makers. It does not cover developments in the war in Afghanistan, except insofar as they may relate to the U.S.-Iraqi confrontation."
CRS Issue Brief for Congress, IB94049
United States. Dept. of State. Bureau of Public Affairs. Foreign Press Centers: http://fpc.state.gov/