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The Iran-Iraq War

Author: Robert Johnson
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Series: Twentieth-century wars
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The recent conflicts of the Middle East can be traced directly to the Iran-Iraq War. Rob Johnson provides a sound and clear grasp of the major issues surrounding this war - an essential precursor to understanding the nature of both the Iraqi and Iranian regimes in the 1990s and their regional aspirations, and the ensuing Gulf Wars.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Johnson
ISBN: 9780230577732 0230577733 9780230577749 0230577741
OCLC Number: 769276244
Notes: Maps. PART ONE: THE CAUSES AND CONTEXT OF THE CONFLICT. Introduction. Iran's Revolution and Iraq's Ambitions. PART TWO: THE EARLY OPERATIONS. The Iraqi Offensive of September 1980 and the Failure of Sadam's 'Limited War'. Human Waves: Iran's Counter-Offensive and Operation Jerusalem, 1981-83. Escalation: Operations Wa al Fajr and Khaibar, 1984. Foreign Intervention, 1980-84. PART THREE: THE SEARCH FOR A DECISIVE RESULT. Turning Point: Operations Badr and Fao, 1985-86. War of the Cities: Home Fronts, International Security and Insurgency. PART FOUR: BREAKING THE IMPASSE. The Tanker War, the Arms Trade and International Intervention, 1985-87. The Failure of Strategy: Iranian Offensives and Iraqi Counter-Offensives, 1987-88. Fuelling the Flames: Gulf Operations 1987-88. The Final War of the Cities and the Offensives of 1987-88. CONSEQUENCES AND CONCLUSIONS. The Iran-Iraq war in Retrospect. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index
Description: xii, 214 s. : kort
Contents: Maps --
PART ONE: THE CAUSES AND CONTEXT OF THE CONFLICT. Introduction --
Iran's Revolution and Iraq's Ambitions --
PART TWO: THE EARLY OPERATIONS. The Iraqi Offensive of September 1980 and the Failure of Sadam's 'Limited War'. Human Waves: Iran's Counter-Offensive and Operation Jerusalem, 1981-83. Escalation: Operations Wa al Fajr and Khaibar, 1984. Foreign Intervention, 1980-84. PART THREE: THE SEARCH FOR A DECISIVE RESULT. Turning Point: Operations Badr and Fao, 1985-86. War of the Cities: Home Fronts, International Security and Insurgency --
PART FOUR: BREAKING THE IMPASSE. The Tanker War, the Arms Trade and International Intervention, 1985-87. The Failure of Strategy: Iranian Offensives and Iraqi Counter-Offensives, 1987-88. Fuelling the Flames: Gulf Operations 1987-88. The Final War of the Cities and the Offensives of 1987-88. CONSEQUENCES AND CONCLUSIONS. The Iran-Iraq war in Retrospect --
Notes --
Select Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Twentieth-century wars
Responsibility: Rob Johnson

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The Iran-Iraq War was personified by the determination and ambition of the key leaders, Saddam Hussein and Ayatollah Khomeini, and characterised by mass casualties, the repression of the civilian  Read more...

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