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Calls for More U.S. Troops in Iraq Intensify

The recent attacks on the Jordanian embassy and the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad revive calls for an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq. But the Pentagon says it has no plans to send in reinforcements, arguing that more Iraqis need to be pressed into policing and security roles. Hear NPR's Tom Gjelten.

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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.