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News Crews Continue To Flock To Fort Bragg

Posted September 27, 2001

— Fort Bragg is often referred to as the center of the military universe. With a war on terrorism imminent, news crews from all over the world have been deployed to Fort Bragg.

Pedro Oliveira works for Radio Television Portugal. He first reported from New York, but now he is sending stories home from Fort Bragg.

"In Portugal, the shock, the sadness and the bewilderment was as great as anywhere in the world or anywhere in Europe," he said. "The military part, the military readiness of the Western forces became my focal point of interest to develop the coverage of all events."

Since the attacks, journalists from 10 countries have come to Fort Bragg as well as every major media outlet from magazine and radio to TV networks across the country.

"We wanted to see if there is retaliation against Afghanistan. We want to see how American soldiers practice, so that is why we came here," said Laure Lugon, a reporter for Switzerland's Lilustre, which is like America's Newsweek magazine.

One group from Canada has driven more than 5,000 miles since the terrorist attacks. They plan to stay in Fort Bragg for the next few days before traveling to Oklahoma City.

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