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Two Aircraft Carrier Groups Set to Leave Gulf

The Pentagon says some U.S. naval forces will leave the Persian Gulf, now that the air war in Iraq is winding down. The battle groups associated with the aircraft carriers USS Constellation and USS Kitty Hawk are expected to depart within days. The USS Nimitz battle group will remain. NPR's Eric Niiler reports.

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Eric Niiler
Eric Niiler reports for NPR's national desk. His work can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and other NPR newsmagazines. Before moving to his current post, Niiler was a reporter for NPR's Day to Day program, and also filed pieces for NPR's national and science desks.
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