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Troops Returning to Iraq Prep to Battle Insurgents

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Troops Returning to Iraq Prep to Battle Insurgents

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Soldiers from the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Brigade

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, part of the 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Brigade, evacuate a "casualty" during training exercises in Ft. Polk, La. U.S. Army hide caption

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The 3rd Infantry Division, which led the U.S. Army's invasion of Iraq last year, is preparing to return to the embattled country. Iraq's resilient insurgency has altered the way the division trains for war — and changed the way some soldiers view the conflict. NPR's Eric Westervelt joins the division's 4th Brigade at a training center in rural Louisiana.

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