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U.S. Forces Drive Closer to Baghdad

The U.S. military continues its advance toward Baghdad, despite resistance in some areas. The Army's 3rd Infrantry Division makes it within 100 miles of the capital city, but encounters Iraqi troops near the Muslim holy city of Najaf. And ground fighting intensifies in the port city of Umm Qasr. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.