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U.S. Troops Set, Iraqi Regime Defiant

Iraqi officials flatly reject President Bush's ultimatum that Saddam Hussein and sons leave Iraq by Wednesday night in order to avoid an attack. Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division are poised for a major ground combat operation. NPR's Anne Garrels and NPR's Eric Westervelt report.

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Anne Garrels
Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.
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