War Update: British & U.S. Militaries

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NPR's Melissa Block talks with Charles Heyman, editor of Jane's World Armies, about the different approaches used by American and British militaries. He says the two forces have long had a good relationship. Their different experiences and equipment affect their styles. Britain is heavily influenced by its experience in Northern Ireland. U.S. troops have more firepower and employ more modern technology.

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