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Turkish Vote Forces Shift in Pentagon Strategy

Turks weigh the consequences of Saturday's parliamentary vote denying U.S. troops access to bases in southern Turkey. That impedes U.S. strategy, because the Pentagon assumed Turkey would stage U.S. forces preparing for a potential strike against Iraq. Hear reports from NPR's Guy Raz in Turkey and NPR's Tom Gjelten at the Pentagon.

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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.