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Rumsfeld Denies Pentagon Held Back Troops

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Rumsfeld Denies Pentagon Held Back Troops

Rumsfeld Denies Pentagon Held Back Troops

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Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld denies reports that the Pentagon refused requests for more troops by the U.S. commander for the war in Iraq, Gen. Tommy Franks. Rumsfeld defends the war plan for Iraq as "excellent," and notes that Gen. Franks drafted the U.S. battle strategy. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.

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