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Burden Remains on U.S. Forces Despite Iraq Pledges

Now that the U.S. and several allies have pledged $33 billion to help rebuild Iraq, the focus turns to potential troop commitments. The situation on the ground remains dangerous for the U.S.-led force as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan approaches. NPR's Jacki Lyden reports.

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Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.