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The Iran-Iraq War : a military and strategic history

Author: Williamson Murray; Kevin M Woods
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Iran-Iraq War is one of the largest, yet least documented conflicts in the history of the Middle East. Drawing from an extensive cache of captured Iraqi government records, this book is the first comprehensive military and strategic account of the war through the lens of the Iraqi regime and its senior military commanders. It explores the rationale and decision-making processes that drove the Iraqis as they  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Williamson Murray; Kevin M Woods
ISBN: 9781107062290 1107062292 9781107673922 1107673925
OCLC Number: 877852628
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015
Description: xiv, 397 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A context of bitterness and anger --
The opponents --
1980: the Iraqi invasion begins --
1981-1982: stalemate --
Defeat and recovery --
1983-1984: a war of attrition --
1985-1986: dog days of a long war --
1987-1988: an end in sight? --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Williamson Murray and Kevin Woods.
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'This is a fascinating and revealing history of the Iran-Iraq War which draws on a wealth of captured Iraqi sources to provide a unique picture of Saddam Hussein's decision-making.' Nigel Ashton, Read more...

 
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