War in Iraq

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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.
(05/20/2011)

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Peter Westmacott says that British officials, using sophisticated voice analysis, are close to identifying the Islamic State militant who beheaded the U.S. journalist.
Document Journalist: It's Not Islam That Inspires U.K.'s Young Jihadis
The killing of reporter James Foley has brought to light the trend of radicalized U.K. citizens going to fight in Syria and Iraq. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Huffington Post UK's Mehdi Hasan.
Document Pope's Remarks On Iraq Seem To Support Use Of Military Force
Tess Vigeland speaks with John Allen, associate editor with The Boston Globe, about Pope Francis' recent comments that appear to support the use of force against the the Islamic State.
Document Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons
In northern Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops are battling the extremists of the Islamic State. But commanders say they're not getting the weapons promised by the U.S. and others.
Document U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq
The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of "unspeakable suffering."

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