- Defense Secretary Dick Cheney told Congress Thursday the allies are confident of prevailing in the gulf. "One way or another, Iraqi forces will leave Kuwait," he said.

- Iraqi airmen who fled to Iran are being held in prisoner of war camps, and their warplanes will not be used against the allies, an Iranian source said Thursday. A2- The single leading killer of U.S. troops so far in the gulf war isn't Iraqi Scuds, long-range artillery or even "friendly fire" - it's traffic accidents. A2

- Walter Cronkite says the Pentagon's system for dealing with journalists in the gulf is doing the public such a disservice that he'd prefer reporters be censored but free to range over the battle front. A4