Short Trip Gets Complicated for a Reporter in Iraq

For reporters in Iraq, "embedding" – living with the U.S. military — is one way to cover the war. NPR's Anne Garrels was recently embedded, with units based out of Camp Falcon in Baghdad.

In this audio postcard, Garrels describes the difficulties of getting there.

In theory, it's an easy 20-minute drive south from the NPR office. Garrels used to be able to whip down there on her own, but now the drivers are too frightened to take her to southwest Baghdad. She has to rely on the American military to get her to Camp Falcon now, and the short trip can literally take days.

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