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Troops Returning to Iraq Prep to Battle Insurgents

The 3rd Infantry Division, which led the U.S. Army's invasion of Iraq last year, is preparing to return to the embattled country. Iraq's resilient insurgency has altered the way the division trains for war -- and changed the way some soldiers view the conflict. NPR's Eric Westervelt joins the division's 4th Brigade at a training center in rural Louisiana.

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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.