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Iraq Insurgency Well Coordinated, Officials Concede

Pentagon and State Department officials are cautiously optimistic about the future of Iraq in testimony before the Senate. But they concede that fighters opposed to the U.S. military appear to have a "central nervous system" able to coordinate complex operations such as the bombing attacks that struck several Iraqi cities this week. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.

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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.