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'Bin Laden' Tape Urges New Attacks, Rallies Iraqis

The Arab network al-Jazeera plays a taped message said to be from Osama bin Laden. The voice on the tape calls for more suicide attacks against America and Israel, and urges Iraqis to defy the United States as war looms. U.S. officials say the tape shows a link between bin Laden, al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein. Hear from NPR's Mike Shuster.

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Mike Shuster
Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.