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U.S. Burns Sources to Make Claims on Iraq

The United States destroys some intelligence sources when Secretary of State Powell presents new evidence on Iraq to the U.N. Security Council Wednesday. But intelligence agencies contend that the loss is outweighed by the need to convince the world that Iraq still hides illegal weapons. NPR's Mike Shuster reports, and NPR's Michele Norris talks with Raymond Zilinskas, a former U.N. bioweapons inspector.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.