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Iraq Woes Strain Rumsfeld's White House Ties

Growing criticism of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's postwar planning for Iraq is straining relations between Rumsfeld and the White House. The persistent problems in Iraq may end up changing Rumsfeld's plans to transform the U.S. military into a smaller, more agile force. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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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.
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