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Weapons Easy to Obtain in Iraq

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Eric Westervelt about reaction at the Pentagon to today's events in Iraq, and also the easy availability of weapons -- such as the shoulder-fired rocket that apparently was used to shoot down the Chinook helicopter.

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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.
Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.