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Gen. Franks: U.S. Troops Face Long Stay in Iraq

Gen. Tommy Franks tells a House committee that U.S. troop strength in Iraq will remain at current levels until at least the end of the year. Franks, who directed U.S. forces during the war, acknowledges the possibility that U.S. troops could still be in Iraq four years from now. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.

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Tom Gjelten reports on religion, faith, and belief for NPR News, a beat that encompasses such areas as the changing religious landscape in America, the formation of personal identity, the role of religion in politics, and conflict arising from religious differences. His reporting draws on his many years covering national and international news from posts in Washington and around the world.