Sunday, August 12, 2007

Italian Anti-Mafia Investigators Uncover $40 million Iraq Arms Deal (From Associated Press)

Story by Charles J. Hanley and Ariel David at AP-As the secretive, $40 million deal neared completion, Italian authorities moved in, making arrests and breaking it up. But key questions remain unanswered.

For one thing, The Associated Press has learned that Iraqi government officials were involved in the deal, apparently without the knowledge of the U.S. Baghdad command — a departure from the usual pattern of U.S.-overseen arms purchases. LINK TO STORY CLICK HERE

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