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U.S. Forces in Gulf Await Call to Action

More than 225,000 U.S. troops are positioned near Iraq and in the Persian Gulf, and thousands more are headed to the region. U.S. commanders say their forces are prepared to carry out any orders from President Bush. From Kuwait, hear NPR's Mike Shuster.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.