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Language Issues Complicate U.S. Military's Role in Iraq

As the Second Combat Brigade of the Army's Third Infantry Division faces the daily challenges of occupying Iraq, a shortage of Arabic interpreters causes communications problems. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.