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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on August 19th, 2012
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

TOP NEWS as per The New York Times, August 18, 2012 Front Page.

U.S. Says Iraqis Are Helping Iran to Skirt Sanctions

By JAMES RISEN and DURAID ADNAN

Financial institutions and oil-smuggling operations in Iraq have given Iran a crucial flow of dollars as sanctions over its nuclear work squeeze its economy, officials and experts said.

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Afghan Attacks on Allied Troops Prompt NATO to Shift Policy

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and GRAHAM BOWLEY

The military’s efforts to stop “insider attacks” is an indication of how destabilizing the deaths of coalition troops at the hands of Afghan forces have become.

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