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War Update: Pilots' Concerns

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Newsweek reporter Colin Soloway, traveling with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq. Solway's unit hasn't seen active combat yet, but he says pilots are concerned that the rules of engagement -- which require that they try to avoid civilian targets -- could put them at risk of fire from Iraqi fighters hiding out in places like hospitals or mosques.

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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.