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U.S. Pilots Cope With Iraqi Missile Threat

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U.S. Pilots Cope With Iraqi Missile Threat

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U.S. Pilots Cope With Iraqi Missile Threat

U.S. Pilots Cope With Iraqi Missile Threat

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A former senior commander in Iraq's air defense service says he personally distributed hundreds of shoulder-fired missiles in Baghdad shortly before the city's fall to U.S.-led forces. In response to increasing surface-to-air missile fire, U.S. helicopter pilots are adopting new tactics to avoid being hit by Iraqi insurgents. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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