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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 populations and chemical warfare. Fought with lucrative oil money, it left the belligerents with crippling debts.

In this important reappraisal, Rob Johnson explores the major issues surrounding the war, offers a fresh analysis of the military aspects and assesses the far-reaching consequences for the wider world. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the ensuing conflicts in the reqion, including the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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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.

Synopsis:

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 populations and chemical warfare. Fought with lucrative oil money, it left the belligerents with crippling debts.

In this important reappraisal, Rob Johnson explores the major issues surrounding the war, offers a fresh analysis of the military aspects and assesses the far-reaching consequences for the wider world. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the ensuing conflicts in the reqion, including the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

About the Author

ROBERT JOHNSON is Deputy Director of the Changing Character of Warfare Programme, University of Oxford, UK. He is the author of British Imperialisms, also published by Palgrave Macmillan (Histories and Controversies series).

Table of Contents

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PART ONE: THE CAUSES AND CONTEXT OF THE CONFLICT

Introduction

Iran's Revolution and Iraq's Ambitions

PART TWO: THE EARLY OPERATIONS

The Iraqui 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

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230577732
Author:
Johnson, Rob
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Johnson, Robert
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Military - Persian Gulf War (1991)
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Twentieth Century Wars
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Maps
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Gulf Wars
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by ,
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 populations and chemical warfare. Fought with lucrative oil money, it left the belligerents with crippling debts.

In this important reappraisal, Rob Johnson explores the major issues surrounding the war, offers a fresh analysis of the military aspects and assesses the far-reaching consequences for the wider world. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the ensuing conflicts in the reqion, including the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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