G.I.s Home from the Front, Iraq in Chaos

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photoMilitant cleric Mohktada al-Sadr has called for a full-scale retailation against coaltion forces, and Iraq is erupting in violence. Already 300 insurgents are dead. Six Iraqi cities are engulfed in fighting. We will get the latest information from journalists on the ground in Iraq.

Plus, we'll talk with members of the longest-serving US military unit in Iraq, just home from the front. They have compelling stories to tell of life in Iraq, where they will probably be headed once again in a short time.


Rod Nordland, Baghdad bureau chief for Newsweek

Chris Allbritton, reporter from Baghdad for Time Magazine, blog at

Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Sergeant Steven Whittredge, 94th MP Company, 2nd Platoon

Sergeant Paul Benoit, 94th MP Company, 3rd Platoon.

This program aired on August 6, 2004.


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