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U.S. Takes Steps Toward Order in Iraq

In Iraq, U.S. officials work to fend off hostile resistance from many quarters, training a new Iraqi army to handle security and moving toward a constitutional convention that would help establish a democratic government. Hear NPR's Jacki Lyden and NPR's Ivan Watson.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.
Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.