Exporting Terrorist Tactics From Iraq
EXCLUSIVE TO INTELWIRE: This newly declassified 2005 State Department analysis highlights one of the most signficant concerns about blowback from the invasion of Iraq -- its use as a proving ground for terrorist tactics and terrorist operatives.
The analysis warns that "the terrorist tactics that have been tested and
refined in [Iraq] may soon become globalized."
Although much of the report has been redacted prior to release by the State Department (an appeal is underway), several specific threat areas are identified:Improvements to the design of vehicular improvised explosive devices (car bombs)
Proliferation of other types of IEDs -- the report states "Anything can be a bomb."
Improvements and establishment of networks for forged identities and diguise
Advances in the use of technology by terrorists
3/17/2005: State Department Cable, Exporting Terrorist Tactics From Iraq