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Pentagon Rhetoric Belies the Reality in Iraq

U.S. forces are fighting a two-front war with Sunni and Shiite Muslim insurgents and the death toll continues to rise. But there is an increasingly sharp contrast between the official Pentagon take on security and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and the reality on the ground. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.