Marines Headed for Liberian Coast

American troops are expected to play a limited peacekeeping role in Liberia, supporting a larger contingent of West African troops. For now, U.S. ships carrying about 2,300 Marines and 1,000 sailors will be posted off the Liberian coast, near the embattled capital of Monrovia. Hear NPR's Linda Wertheimer and military strategy expert Loren Thompson.



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