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Marines On The Move in Kuwait

NPR's Michele Norris talks with NPR's John Burnett, who's with U.S. troops from the 1st Marine Division in Kuwait. Burnett says the marines there have started to pack up, and convoys of vehicles are moving out in what officials have said is a scheduled dress rehearsal. He says the mood among troops is jubilant following President Bush's 48-hour ultimatum delivered to Saddam Hussein last night.

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As NPR's Southwest correspondent based in Austin, Texas, John Burnett covers immigration, border affairs, Texas news and other national assignments. In 2018, 2019 and again in 2020, he won national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for continuing coverage of the immigration beat. In 2020, Burnett along with other NPR journalists, were finalists for a duPont-Columbia Award for their coverage of the Trump Administration's Remain in Mexico program. In December 2018, Burnett was invited to participate in a workshop on Refugees, Immigration and Border Security in Western Europe, sponsored by the RIAS Berlin Commission.
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