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U.S. Troops Strained by Peacekeeping Role in Iraq

The switch from combat operations to peacekeeping duties is placing new mental-health stresses on American forces in Iraq. Army health experts say daily attacks from Iraqi resisters, coupled with the uncertainty surrounding the length of their deployment, are taking a heavy emotional toll on some U.S. troops. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.

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Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.