Iraq Death Rate Higher for National Guard Troops

NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with USA Today military affairs reporter Dave Moniz about his recent report tallying the sharp differences in casualty rates between Army National Guard and other U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq.

Correction Feb. 14, 2005

'USA Today' now reports that the Pentagon has retracted earlier estimates of troop strength, and cannot provide accurate numbers — making it impossible to compare death rates between various branches of the U.S. military forces in Iraq.

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