Pentagon Update

Pentagon officials said the U.S. is in "no rush" to march on Baghdad, and troops gathered in Iraq are prepared to be patient. The comments came amid criticism that unexpected Iraqi resistance has slowed down the U.S.-led advance. There are also accusations that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld clashed with the Pentagon's war planners over how many troops would be needed in Iraq. Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden.



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