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State Dept. Sets Up Postwar Cleanup Office

As nearly two years of insurgent attacks and intermittent electricity attest in Iraq, the hard work of war isn’t over when the shooting stops. The State Department has set up a new office to manage the aftermath of war and try to prevent extremism from taking hold in desperate places. “It’s not just strong states we need to be concerned with,” Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said Wednesday. “It’s weak states and failed states and failing states.” Hopeless and poor countries are breeding grounds for terrorists like the Sept. 11 hijackers, Burns said. Full Story

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