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Pentagon Releases Troop-Rotation Plan for Iraq

Three U.S. soldiers are killed in northern Iraq when their convoy is hit by gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades. In Washington, military officials acknowledge open-ended deployments cause stress for soldiers and announce a long-awaited plan for replacing forces in Iraq with new troops. 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.