-President Bush said the ground war was on course and on schedule. "Kuwait will soon be free," he said. But the president cautioned against euphoria. "There are battles yet to come and casualties to be borne."

- American ground casualties have been put at four dead and 21 wounded in the first 24 hours. Lt. Gen. Khalid bin Sultan, joint Arab forces commander, said five of his forces had been killed and 20 had been wounded.- Kuwait's crown prince told CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday that he will bring back parliament "in the right time" and said that giving women the vote could be discussed when his countrymen return home. A2

- The people of Baghdad were awakened Monday with blood-curdling exhortations to repel the allies. Newspaper headlines in red ink proclaimed: "Fight them, fight them, fight them." Baghdad radio broadcast a stream of abuse at the allies, denouncing them as treacherous infidels. A2

- A thick, dark gray haze blanketed Bahrain Monday as smoke from hundreds of torched Kuwaiti oil wells blew south. Firefighter Red Adair of Houston said each well fire will take four to five days to extinguish. A3