Jan. 18, 2005

"CIA think tank: Iraq 'training ground' for terrorists

"CIA think tank: Iraq 'training ground' for terrorists

'2020' report says India, China will be US's economic and political rivals.

By Tom Regan | csmonitor.com

The war in Iraq is becoming a 'training ground for terrorists,' replacing Afghanistan as the center of that activity, according to a new report, 'Mapping the Global Future.' The report was prepared by the National Intelligence Center, an 'in-house CIA think tank,' The Los Angeles Times reports.

Agence-France Presse reports that the NIC believes that the likelihood of conflict between the 'great powers' is lower than at any time in the past 100 years. But the factors that have created the threat of international terrorism show no signs of abating."

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