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U.S. Military Weighs More Troops for Iraq

The worsening security situation in Iraq has prompted U.S. military commanders to prepare contingency plans for sending additional troops to the country. U.S. commanders have not requested additional forces, but they are considering whether more troops trained in rapid-response techniques are needed. 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.