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War Update: British & U.S. Militaries

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Charles Heyman, editor of Jane's World Armies, about the different approaches used by American and British militaries. He says the two forces have long had a good relationship. Their different experiences and equipment affect their styles. Britain is heavily influenced by its experience in Northern Ireland. U.S. troops have more firepower and employ more modern technology.

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Melissa Block
As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.