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Iranian Strategy in Iraq: Politics and 'other means'

Authors: Joseph Felter, and Brian Fishman, Counterterrorism Research Fellow, New America Foundation, Fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center, West Point
Published October 13, 2008

This report from the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point describes the "objectives, methods, and expansiveness of the Iranian attempts to affect policy and politics in Iraq." The authors "have identified many of the documents, reports, and interviews that explain the Iranian strategy and provide both the historical context and the strategic motivation for Iranian actions. By using first hand reports from detainee interviews, Iraqi intelligence services, and coalition forces, they have a unique, empirically-based study that provides rich detail about Iranian action. They combine those reports with volumes of scholarly writing to privide the strategic and intellectual context for Iranian actions".

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