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Thursday, February 8, 2007
 

Indictment of Army Reserve Officers For Stealing From Iraq CPA -- Cars, Bling and Bang

I've posted the 45-page indictment of three Army Reserve officers and two civilians for stealing millions of dollars from the Iraq CPA reconstruction project. Most stories yesterday focused on the sports cars and electronics and jewelry bought with misappropriated funds. Personally, I was more concerned about the crateloads of automatic weapons, assault rifles, silencers and grenade launchers -- which were collected within the United States and which do not appear to have been entirely accounted for by the government searches that accompanied the arrests.

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INTELWIRE is a web site edited by J.M. Berger. a researcher, analyst and consultant covering extremism, with a special focus on extremist activities in the U.S. and extremist use of social media. He is a non-resident fellow with the Brookings Institution, Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, and author of the critically acclaimed Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, the only definitive history of the U.S. jihadist movement, and co-author of ISIS: The State of Terror with Jessica Stern.

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