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Pentagon Rethinks Global Footprint

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Pentagon Rethinks Global Footprint

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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the Pentagon is reassessing its global footprint, the places where it keeps military bases. This follows Rumsfeld's angry denial that the Pentagon sought permanent bases in Iraq. Analysts say the end of the Cold War and the war on terror triggered the rethinking. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

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