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U.S. Paratroopers Train for Role in Iraq Invasion

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U.S. Paratroopers Train for Role in Iraq Invasion

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U.S. Paratroopers Train for Role in Iraq Invasion

U.S. Paratroopers Train for Role in Iraq Invasion

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At the 82nd Airborne's camp in northern Kuwait, paratroopers prepare for a rare jump into combat. Members of the 82nd are likely to be used to secure airfields for a U.S.-led coalition. A key to success in World War II, the 82nd was last used extensively in Panama in 1989. NPR's John Burnett reports.

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