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Polish Troops Join U.S.-Led Iraq Force

Poland has begun to send peacekeepers to Iraq to assist U.S. armed forces. It's a test case to see if military support from smaller allies can ease the overall burden on American troops. Analysts say it's unlikely the U.S. role in Iraq will be significantly reduced any time soon. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.