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Bush: Iraq War May Not Be Short

President Bush warns a war against Iraq could take longer than some predict. Initial strikes include about 40 Tomahawk cruise missiles and four precision-guided bombs. In northern Iraq, residents flee in fear of possible Iraqi retaliation by chemical weapons. Hear NPR's Tom Gjelten and NPR's Ivan Watson.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.
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.