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How Iran secretly influences Iraq, according to Iran's own intelligence cables

Fifteen years after the U.S. military toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein, the Army's massive two-volume study of the Iraq War closed with a sobering assessment of the campaign's outcome: With nearly 3,500 U.S. service members killed in action and trillions of dollars spent, "an emboldened and expansionist Iran appears to be the only victor. Thanks to roughly 700 pages of newly-publicized secret Iranian intelligence cables, we now have a good idea as to why