How to Shape a Charge

The last time the U.S. rolled out sensitive intelligence about a potential foe's arsenal, Secretary of State Colin Powell went on live television to inform the world--incorrectly, it turned out--about Iraq's purported weapons of mass destruction. That makes the Feb. 11 briefing by U.S. military officials in Baghdad--detailing Iran's alleged link to the carnage shredding U.S. troops in Iraq--all the odder. Cameras, recorders and cell phones were barred from the Green Zone session. Three U.S. officials anonymously made the case that the "highest levels" of the Iranian government have been directing the deployment of explosively formed penetrators (EFPs) and other weapons...

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