U.S. Military Deals Cards to Save War-Torn Sites

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The Pentagon has brought back its "deck of card" approach — but not with a new list of the most-wanted. The new cards feature archaeological sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. The seven of clubs shows an ancient arch and the caption: "This site has survived 17 centuries. Will it survive you?"

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

Remember that deck of playing cards the Pentagon handed out to soldiers featuring Saddam Hussein and his cronies? Now the Pentagon is ready to deal again, this time to save archeological sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. One example of the problem: U.S. soldiers once used bits from ancient Babylon to fill sand bags. The seven of clubs shows an ancient arch and the caption: This site has survived 17 centuries, will it survive you?

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