IRAQ - Nov. 21 - NATO Declares Unity.
At the NATO summit in Prague, the allies issue a communique saying
they "are united in their commitment to take effective action to
assist and support the efforts of the UN to ensure full and immediate
compliance by Iraq" with the UN Security Council resolution
demanding Iraqi disarmament. (The US sought in vain to get a stronger
statement of support for its efforts to disarm the Saddam regime by
force if necessary. But opposition from some allies reluctant to back a
war resulted in watered-down final wording). As NATO members meet in
Prague, US and British warplanes bomb two air defence radar sites in
southern Iraq in the latest of a series of strikes in "no-fly"
zones over northern and southern parts of the country.