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The Bush Administration urged federal judges to withdraw legal protections for two dozen endangered species.
"Operation Anaconda", so far the largest battle in the war in Afghanistan, ended after seventeen days of fighting and was declared a success by the United States. Roughly 200 Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters were killed, or possibly 800.
American forces searching deserted caves in eastern Afghanistan discovered that Al Qaeda soldiers were using laptops to communicate with one another as they moved from cave to cave.
Attorney General John Ashcroft announced plans to interview 3,000 Middle Eastern men who have entered the country since September 11, pointing to the success of a controversial first round of talks last fall with Middle Eastern men residing in the United States. Of the 4,793 men on the original list, 2,261 were located and interviewed, three were arrested on criminal charges, and none was charged with terrorism.