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Iraq War Fuels Terrorism Threat, U.S. Report Says

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Iraq War Fuels Terrorism Threat, U.S. Report Says

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Iraq War Fuels Terrorism Threat, U.S. Report Says

Iraq War Fuels Terrorism Threat, U.S. Report Says

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The U.S. war in Iraq has increased, not decreased, the threat of terrorism, according to a top-level, classified intelligence summary.

Findings of that National Intelligence Estimate on "Trends in Global Terrorism" were first reported over the weekend by The New York Times.

The intellegence report finds the war in Iraq has fueled a new generation of Islamic radicalism, which has spread around the globe.

U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte disputes that characterization of the report, saying published accounts reflect only "a small handful" of the study's conclusions.

Robert Hutchings was the chairman of the National Intelligence Council in 2004 when the Council wrote a similarly critical, but unclassified, review. Hutchings speaks with Renee Montagne about the news.

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