Iraq Awards Contracts to Iran and China
By JAMES GLANZ
The contracts, awarded to build a pair of power plants,
prompted concerns among American military officials.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/world/middleeast/18grid.html?th&emc=th

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Overhaul of Afghan Police Is New Priority
By DAVID ROHDE
The latest attempt to bolster Afghanistan’s feeble police
force involves retraining the country’s entire
72,000-member force.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/world/asia/18afghan.html?th&emc=th

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Nuclear-Armed Iran Risks World War, Bush Says
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
President Bush suggested that if Iran obtained nuclear
arms, it could lead to “World War III.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/washington/18prexy.html?th&emc=th

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“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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