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Plan Aired to Make Part of Iraq Aid a Loan

A bipartisan effort in the Senate seeks to convert part of the Bush administration's $87 billion request for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to a loan, rather than the full grant requested. Lawmakers are balking at increasing U.S. national debt. Hear NPR's David Welna.

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David Welna
David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.