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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 Iraqi Forces Expected To Need Weeks To Free Mosul From ISIS Control
Iraqi forces are pressing against the Islamic State to retake the city of Mosul. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Fazel Hawramy for an update.
Document Should Mosul Residents Flee The Fighting Or Hunker Down And Wait It Out?
Steve Inskeep talks to Filippo Grandi, the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees, about whether it's safer for people to stay in Mosul as Iraqi forces try to wrest control of the city from ISIS.
Document David Petraeus On The Complexities Of Re-Taking And Stabilizing Mosul
The fight to regain Mosul from ISIS could take weeks or longer. Steve Inskeep talks to retired General David Petraeus about what Iraqi forces are contending with in Iraq's second largest city.
Document Amnesty International Reports Violence Against Sunni Men In Iraq
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Diana Eltahawy, an Iraq researcher for Amnesty International. Its new report alleges that Sunni men fleeing ISIS-held territory have been executed and tortured by Shia militia.
Document After ISIS, People From Mosul Fear What May Come Next
Iraqis from Mosul expect chaos when ISIS is pushed out. In 13 years of war, when the army and its U.S. ally have taken control of cities, the military victories were squandered amid sectarian feuding.

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