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Pentagon Assesses Iraq War Effort

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Pentagon Assesses Iraq War Effort

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Pentagon Assesses Iraq War Effort

Pentagon Assesses Iraq War Effort

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The Pentagon completes an initial assessment of its performance during the war in Iraq. The report praises what it sees as the unprecedented level of coordination of land, air and sea power during the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime. But it also says the military needs to do more to improve on-the-ground intelligence and reduce "friendly fire" incidents on the battlefield. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.