A Navajo medicine man has recorded a "protection blessing" - regarded as big medicine among Indians about to do battle - but it won't be heard by 240,000-plus U.S. soldiers in Saudi Arabia over Armed Forces Radio.

But with the intervention of a New Mexico congressman, the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service has agreed to bend its policy of broadcasting only in English to servicemen and women in 132 nations.After inquiries from Rep. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., Armed Forces Radio agreed to air Navajo-language Christmas messages if they are accompanied by an English-language lead-in explanation.