Earlier today, BuzzFeed posted a snapshot of the front page of 51 newspapers around the country ten years ago on March 20, 2003, the first day of the Iraq War.
As a weekly publication, Navy Times didn’t publish the first day of the war, but the following Monday, this was our front page:
We had a special 12-page section, titled the “War on Iraq.” The collection of six articles told the stories of the first missiles launched from ships in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, oil well fires started by Iraqis and airstrikes taking off from the flight decks of carriers in the first days of the war.
Our reporters and photographers filed stories from on the ground in Qatar, as well as aboard carriers Constellation and Kitty Hawk, and cruiser Bunker Hill.
We also ran a pull out map of Iraq that identified roads, cities, airstrips and historic sites, with an inset of the city of Baghdad.
What headlines do you remember from the first day of the war?