After Troops, Terror

When Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned two of Iraq's neighbors, Syria and Iran, against helping Saddam Hussein, he wasn't just worried about military gear crossing the borders. U.S. intelligence has been picking up indications that Muslim extremists from Islamic Jihad, Hizballah and Iranian Shi'ite groups have started entering Iraq from both countries, as well as from Jordan. A senior U.S. official told TIME that his main security concern in Iraq, once Saddam is ousted, is "not the remnants of Saddam's government. It's the presence of other radicals who may owe their allegiance to neighboring regimes that have their own agenda."


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