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Insurgents Seek to Cripple Iraqi Security Forces

Though Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld recently said the situation in Iraq is calming down, insurgents continue to attack government officials, the country's infrastructure and its new security forces in particular. Some 890 U.S. troops have died in Iraq since March 2003. Hear NPR's Philip Reeves and NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.