Two policemen were kidnapped near the Pakistani border.
August 18, 2005: The U.S. Department of Defense admitted that it had found several Iranian weapons caches in Iraq over the past few months. The weapons were clearly from Iran, and apparently brought across the border with the help of the Iranian government.
As expected, the new Iranian cabinet of senior officials is full of Islamic conservatives. This crew now openly dominates the government, and plans to keep the peace by promoting anti-corruption efforts (most of the corrupt officials are Islamic conservatives), and using increased oil revenues to create more jobs (and make sure only those loyal to the government get them.)