May 30, 1991 12:00 PM

THE 15 MOST INTRIGUING PEOPLE

NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF hates to lose, at war and at home 6

GEORGE BUSH, wimp no more, rallied the Allies to victory 10

MARIE ROSSI, killed in a crash, was as caring as she was courageous 12

SADDAM HUSSEIN is no longer the bully of the Persian Gulf 16

BOB SIMON and crew were almost casualties of the war they covered 18

THE EMIR OF KUWAIT returns home to a country impatient for reform 24

FRANK BRADISH has the qualities a hero needs—and he needed them all 26

JEFFREY ZAUN, the “Face of War,” is burdened by war’s fame 30

WHITNEY HOUSTON gave voice to an old song and inspired a new hit 32

PETER ARNETT coolly filed scoops that landed him in hot water 34

COLIN POWELL oversaw the first clear U.S. military victory since WW II 38

WELDON WORD led the team of engineers who created the smart bomb 40

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU was Israel’s telegenic chief spokesman 42

GAYE JACOBSON decorated America with supportive yellow ribbons 44

ARTHUR KENT insists he’s more than just a “Desert Hunk” 46

FACTOIDS 49

The military is known for doing things by the numbers.

TALES FROM THE FRONT 50

Pilots and grunts, a disc jockey and a chaplain: Americans in uniform share their riveting eyewitness accounts of war.

EMOTIONS OF WAR 66

For all its high-tech fireworks, the most poignant images of Desert Storm are of the elation and grief of its soldiers and the pain that befell its innocent victims, which included Persian Gulf wildlife like this cormorant, trapped in the 24-million-gallon slick of crude oil unleashed by Saddam Hussein.

TERMS OF BOMBARDMENT 72

The gulf war gave us a new vocabulary, from Alice (backpack) to zoom bag (flight suit).

SEQUELS 74

A congressman’s GI son eyes politics; a family welcomes Mom back home; and an antiwar protester keeps up the heat. Another look at some of the people we covered.

TOUR DE KUWAIT 82

Peter Jennings, Wolf Blitzer, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather and other network anchormen and correspondents competed for the title of Biggest Wheel in war coverage.

FROM THE HEART 84

Undaunted by the dangers, a selfless few gave aid to those caught in the cross fire.

“OH, MAN, I’M HIT!” 94

Air Force 1st Lt. Robert Sweet was bound, blindfolded and brutalized. In his own words, he describes his perilous days as a POW.

LOVE AMONG THE DUNES 98

It was duty that called, but in the end it was love that conquered all for these duos.

AFALLEN BROTHER 103

Army S. Sgt. Christopher Stephens is mourned by many—including the three brothers who served with him.

HONOR ROLL 108

A list of those who died in Desert Storm.

OUT OF UNIFORM 110

With daily play-by-plays of the war no longer needed, Lt. Gen. Thomas Kelly has switched sides; Group Capt. Niall Irving of the RAF tries to overcome a major handicap; and General Schwarzkopf is just plain doggin’ it.

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