Yellow-ribbon journalism was the order of the day at NBC. It filed a three-part round-up A Long Way From Home about the deployment of 200,000-or-so US military personnel at the ends of Earth. Praying for peace is the daily assignment along the Korean peninsula's De-Militarized Zone, ceasefire duty officer Chris Dignan--unarmed but equipped with a bullhorn--told Martin Savidge. Martin Fletcher displayed the gingerbread village, nine days in the making, for the Christmas lunch for a USArmy battalion of the 10th Mountain Division in Jalalabad: "one in seven men here has been hit by the enemy" since February.
Meanwhile in Iraq, Jim Maceda went on patrol with a platoon from the USArmy's First Cavalry Division, whose job it is to back up Baghdad police as they kick in doors and dodge sniper fire. Their Christmas holiday "will start and end with another dangerous mission."
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