U.S. Snipers in Iraq U.S. troops in Iraq have some tasks that aren't in line with traditional warfare -- establishing checkpoints and searching for improvised explosive devices. These often require soldiers to be out in the open and vulnerable. NPR's Anne Garrels profiles the soldiers who protect their fellow soldiers: snipers.
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U.S. Snipers in Iraq

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U.S. Snipers in Iraq

U.S. Snipers in Iraq

U.S. Snipers in Iraq

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U.S. troops in Iraq have some tasks that aren't in line with traditional warfare — establishing checkpoints and searching for improvised explosive devices. These often require soldiers to be out in the open and vulnerable. NPR's Anne Garrels profiles the soldiers who protect their fellow soldiers: snipers.

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