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State Dept. Study Foresaw Postwar Troubles in Iraq

Officials at the State and Defense departments accuse Pentagon leaders of ignoring a pre-war report that detailed many of the problems U.S. forces were likely to face in postwar Iraq. Critics say that because the warnings in the State Department study were not heeded, American troops were under-prepared for looting and other postwar challenges. Hear NPR's Ari Shapiro.

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Ari Shapiro has been one of the hosts of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine, since 2015. During his first two years on the program, listenership to All Things Considered grew at an unprecedented rate, with more people tuning in during a typical quarter-hour than any other program on the radio.
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