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Military Families Track Troops Through the Media

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Military Families Track Troops Through the Media

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Military Families Track Troops Through the Media

Military Families Track Troops Through the Media

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The Pentagon's practice of embedding reporters with U.S.-led troops in Iraq has an unexpected consequence. Many military families can keep better track of their loved ones through the news media than through infrequent e-mails and phone calls. NPR's Linda Wertheimer reports.