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Many Factors Limited U.S. Combat Deaths in Iraq

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Many Factors Limited U.S. Combat Deaths in Iraq

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Many Factors Limited U.S. Combat Deaths in Iraq

Many Factors Limited U.S. Combat Deaths in Iraq

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The U.S. casualty rate in the Iraq war may prove to be the lowest in modern combat. The reasons are many: inexperienced Iraqi troops, highly accurate U.S. firepower, air superiority, night vision equipment, reliance on armored troop carriers more effective body armor. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.