Iraq Rescue

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NPR's Mike Shuster reports on an Air Force special operations unit known as "PJs" or para-rescuers. Their job is to retrieve American pilots shot down behind enemy lines, and are trained both as EMTs and fighters. Some of them are in Kuwait, prepared for duty in the possible war.



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