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Bush Lends Rumsfeld Support at Pentagon

President George Bush makes a rare trip to the Pentagon to give support to his beleaguered secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld. As several prominent Democrats call for Rumsfeld's resignation over the Iraq prison abuse scandal, there is also some discontent among uniformed officials over Rumsfeld's policies and leadership style. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.