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Marines Conduct War Games to Predict Iraqi Response

In Kuwait, the First Marine Division prepares for a possible invasion of Iraq by playing a war game to try to learn the preferred tactics, personalities and weaknesses of Iraq's regional commanders and to predict the Iraqi military's response to an attack. NPR's John Burnett reports.

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As NPR's Southwest correspondent based in Austin, Texas, John Burnett covers immigration, border affairs, Texas news and other national assignments. In 2018, 2019 and again in 2020, he won national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for continuing coverage of the immigration beat. In 2020, Burnett along with other NPR journalists, were finalists for a duPont-Columbia Award for their coverage of the Trump Administration's Remain in Mexico program. In December 2018, Burnett was invited to participate in a workshop on Refugees, Immigration and Border Security in Western Europe, sponsored by the RIAS Berlin Commission.