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New U.S. Commander in Iraq Calls Insurgency 'Resilient'

The new commander of U.S. forces in Iraq tells senators that the insurgency in Iraq is more resilient than had been expected. As Gen. George Casey Jr. spoke at his confirmation hearing at the Senate Armed Services Committee, fresh attacks in Iraq claimed more than 80 lives. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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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.