via: The Raw Story
‘Combat Outpost Shocker:’ The base that could spark Iran conflict
by David Edwards and Muriel Kane
The US military is building a base in Iraq just five miles from the border with Iran to prevent cross-border arms smuggling. The base, called “Combat Outpost Shocker,” will be manned by 200 soldiers, along with agents from the US Border Patrol, and will monitor truck traffic and cellphone conversations among Shi’ite pilgrims.
“Obviously, [the Iranians] probably won’t be very happy about it,” Col. Mark Mueller, the commander of the border transition team, told ABC News.
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This video is of a broadcast September 25th on ABC News.