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Weather a Key Factor in Iraq War Planning

If there is war in Iraq, the U.S. military could face a formidable enemy: the weather. Some of history's most important battles have been decided by weather conditions. U.S. war planners are preparing to adjust battle tactics based on researchers' forecasts. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.

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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.