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New Yorker Scoops: A Covert US War in Iran?
Correspondent Seymour Hersh: US Upping Efforts to Undermine Iranian Regime
06/29/2008 2:55 PM ET
Here's the first graph of the New Yorker magazine report from renowned and controversial correspondent Seymour Hersh:
Preparing the Battlefield

The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran

By Seymour M. Hersh
July 7, 2008

Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership. The covert activities involve support of the minority Ahwazi Arab and Baluchi groups and other dissident organizations. They also include gathering intelligence about Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons program.

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