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Iraq's armed forces : an analytical history

Author: Ibrahim Al-Marashi; Sammy Salama
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Middle eastern military studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides the first comprehensive study of the evolution of the Iraqi military from the British mandate era to post-Baathist Iraq. Ethnic and sectarian turmoil is endemic to Iraq, and its armed forces have been intertwines with its political affairs since their creation. This study illustrates how the relationship between the military and the political centre in Iraq has evolved, with the military brining  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ibrahim Al-Marashi; Sammy Salama
ISBN: 9780415400787 0415400783 9780203928769 0203928768
OCLC Number: 173659692
Description: xi, 253 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The mandate army --
Creation, conscription and cohesion 1921-1936 --
Praetorian Iraq --
Iraq's military moderator regimes 1936-1941 --
Dismantling the military moderator regime 1941-1958 --
Military coups and the ruler regimes 1958-1968 --
The totalitarian military --
The Baathification of the military 1968-1980 --
The totalitarian military and the Iran-Iraq War 1980-1984 --
The reassertion of the Iraqi officers 1984-1988 --
Wars, coups, sanctions and collapse 1988-2003 --
The mandate army redux --
The US and the Iraqi army --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Middle eastern military studies.
Responsibility: Ibrahim Al-Marashi and Sammy Salama.
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Provides study of evolution of Iraqi military from British mandate era to post-Baathist Iraq. This study illustrates how the relationship between military and political centre in Iraq has evolved,  Read more...

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"A must addition to the collection of any academic library." -- C. C. Lovett, Emporia State University

 
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