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Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld meets with Marines at a military base in Fallujah.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld meets with Marines at a military base in Fallujah, Dec. 24, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld pays a surprise visit to troops in Iraq, landing first at the U.S. base near Mosul where an insurgent attack three days ago killed 22 people. His message to the troops was upbeat. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Alister Bull of Reuters News Agency.

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