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Fighting an Effects-Based War

The war in Iraq is taking on powerful psychological overtones, with an unparalleled emphasis on influence, persuasion and intimidation. The old idea of "overwhelming force" is being supplanted by a far more precise effort to send a message to the leaders of the Iraqi regime. The presence of embedded journalists -- and the images they produce -- adds to the effect. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.

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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.