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U.S. Troops Sent to Horn of Africa in War on Terror

The Pentagon confirms it has about 800 troops operating in the Horn of Africa region as part of the war on terrorism. Meanwhile, several prisoners are released from Guantanamo Bay. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt and David Rohde of The New York Times.

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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.