Infiltrating Iraq

Eli Lake’s story on the Iranian penetration of the Iraqi government is necessary reading in the context of the argument over pacifying Baghdad: “Debate erupts among intelligence services over Iran’s role in battle of Iraq.” Lake’s article is closely based on a controversial paper released this month by a former Army translator and current analyst for the Foreign Military Studies Office, an Army branch that works largely with open source material for analysis of foreign militaries. Lake quotes from the paper:

“Today in Iraq, Shia militias


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