Iraq's Bunker Busters

Old Europe may get the cold shoulder when coveted reconstruction contracts are doled out in post-Saddam Iraq. But Serbian officials say their country--not long ago the target of U.S. bombs--is in line for a chunk of a $680 million pie. Reason: in the run-up to Gulf War II, Serbian and U.S. officials tell TIME, Serbia gave the U.S. vital information about Iraqi targets.

Serbia was perfectly poised to lend a hand. Throughout the 1990s Yugoslav contractors defied U.N. sanctions and did business in Iraq: an outfit named Yugoimport built the Baath Party headquarters and at least five underground bunkers for Saddam...