NPR's Tom Gjelten reports if the U.S. attacks Iraq without the support of its allies, the military operation could be more difficult. The cooperation of Turkey is key if the U.S. is to establish a northern front on Iraq, and maintaining peace after a conflict would be a difficult task without help from Europe.
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