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Air Assault Unleashed on Iraq

A major U.S. air offensive begins in Baghdad, with hundreds of missiles raining down on Iraq's capital city. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says the Iraqi leadership is starting to lose its hold on the country. NPR's Ron Elving and Larry Abramson report.

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Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News, where he is frequently heard as a news analyst and writes regularly for NPR.org.
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