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Lessons from Saigon for U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

NPR's Tom Gjelten reports on some of the problems that might emerge when a United States Embassy is established in Iraq after the country regains sovereignty. One problem: how to coordinate with the huge, ongoing U.S. military operation. The U.S. Embassy in Saigon during the war in Vietnam offers some lessons.

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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.