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Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld pays a surprise visit to troops in Iraq, landing first at the U.S. base near Mosul where an insurgent attack three days ago killed 22 people. His message to the troops was upbeat. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Alister Bull of Reuters News Agency.

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.