U.S.: War Proceeds as Planned Gen. Tommy Franks says the war in Iraq is on schedule and U.S. forces are prepared for an extended conflict. The general outlines the campaign's successes: Allied forces have secured southern Iraqi oil fields and control much of western Iraq. In the north, ground forces are growing, and in Baghdad, U.S.-led attacks continue to take out key targets. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports.
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Franks: Campaign in Iraq Advances as Planned

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Franks: Campaign in Iraq Advances as Planned

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Franks: Campaign in Iraq Advances as Planned

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Gen. Tommy Franks says the war in Iraq is on schedule and U.S. forces are prepared for an extended conflict. The general outlines the campaign's successes: Allied forces have secured southern Iraqi oil fields and control much of western Iraq. In the north, ground forces are growing, and in Baghdad, U.S.-led attacks continue to take out key targets. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports.