Monday, May 10, 2010

Iran Across the Border

Amid lingering Iran-Iraq War memories and American/Iranian tensions over nuclear power, US forces struggle to train Iraqi border patrol forces to guard its large, porous, vaugely-defined border with Iran.

Whereas American and Iraqi soldiers had treated the midpoint of the Shalamcheh Canal as the border, Iranian border guards during the past several months have gradually nudged the line westward by a few dozen yards.

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