Iraq

Soldier's Question Puts Rumsfeld on Spot

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U.S. troops in Kuwait listen to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

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In Kuwait, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld takes questions from U.S. soldiers bound for Iraq. Spc. Thomas Wilson of the Tennessee Army National Guard asked the secretary why soldiers have to scrounge around in scrap piles to find material to armor their vehicles. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and NPR's Michele Norris.

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