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U.S. Forbids Interpreter Masks

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U.S. Forbids Interpreter Masks

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U.S. Forbids Interpreter Masks

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A masked Iraqi interpreter, working with the Army, questions an Iraqi boy. Interpreters disguise themselves to avoid identification and possible violence for working with American troops. AP Photo/Jim MacMillan hide caption

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The U.S. military is no longer allowing its Iraqi interpreters to wear masks. Interpreters worry they could be attacked by former detainees if their identities are known. Madeleine Brand speaks to Washington Post reporter Ernesto Londono, who has the details on the mask ban.