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Transporting Guard soldiers, equipment is no easy task

Minnesota National Guard soldiers charged with transporting thousands of soldiers and their equipment have already been working for more than half a year on logistics for the upcoming deployment by the First Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division to Kuwait.

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Document Iraq Works To Form New Government
Former U.S. foe Muqtada al-Sadr appears to be the new face of reform in Iraq. The Shia cleric's bloc won the most votes in this month's parliamentary election.
Document Muqtada Al-Sadr's Win In Iraq Is Dredging Up Tough Memories For Some U.S. Soldiers
In 2004, Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army fought ferociously against the U.S. in Iraq. Hundreds of U.S. soldiers lost their lives and many more were wounded. Now the Shiite cleric turned politician is celebrating his first election victory. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Eric Bourquin and Peter Salerno, who both served in Iraq and fought Sadr, about their view on his win.
Document After Gaza Killings, World Reacts With Wave Of Condemnations, Calls For Restraint
The day after Israeli troops shot dozens dead during protests on the Gaza border, envoys traded barbs at the U.N., countries confronted ambassadors — and Guatemala readied an embassy move of its own.
Document Former U.S. Ambassador To Iraq Discusses Election Results
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Zalmay Khalilzad, a former ambassador to Iraq, about the country's election results.
Document A Look At The Political Rise Of Iraq's Shiite Militias
Iraqis voted in their first election since the military defeat of ISIS over the weekend. While final results have not been issued, one near-certain result is the political rise of Iraq's Shiite militias.

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