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The Iran-Iraq War

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ISBN 9780674088634

Publication Date: 11/03/2015

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688 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 halftones, 30 maps, 10 graphs, 17 tables

Belknap Press

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  • List of Maps*
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Escalation
  • 2. Saddam’s Qadisiyyah
  • 3. How Did It Come to This?
  • 4. Did the United States Push Saddam to Attack?
  • 5. France Sides with Iraq
  • 6. The Arabs Divided
  • 7. Israel Banks on Iran and Turkey Benefits from the War
  • 8. The “Valmy” Effect
  • 9. Stalemate
  • 10. The Initiative Changes Sides
  • 11. The Mullahs Take Power
  • 12. First Victories
  • 13. New Mediation
  • 14. The Iranians Recapture Their Territory
  • 15. Blessed Ramadan Offensive
  • 16. Bloody Dawns
  • 17. Saddam’s Ace in the Hole
  • 18. The Lebanese Hostage Crisis
  • 19. Money Has No Smell
  • 20. Total War
  • 21. The Year of the Pilot
  • 22. Oil and the War Machine
  • 23. The Slaughter of the Child Soldiers
  • 24. Deadlock
  • 25. The Iran–Contra Affair
  • 26. All-Out Offensives
  • 27. Iran Changes Strategy
  • 28. The Gulf Set Ablaze
  • 29. The Halabja Massacre
  • 30. The Destruction of Iran Air Flight 655
  • 31. Endgame
  • Epilogue
  • Appendixes
    • A. Chronology
    • B. Iraq and Iran in 1980
    • C. Military High Command
    • D. Military Forces
    • E. Armed Opposition
    • F. Foreign Military Assistance
    • G. Oil
    • H. International Naval Presence in the Gulf
    • I. War Losses
    • J. Financial Cost
  • Notes
  • Sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Maps
    • 1. Aerial forces present at the beginning of hostilities
    • 2. Iraqi assault on the central front (September 22–October 1, 1980)
    • 3. Iraqi assault on Khuzestan (September 22–October 1, 1980)
    • 4. Fall of Khorramshahr and siege of Abadan (October 10–28, 1980)
    • 5. Operation Morvarid (November 27–28, 1980)
    • 6. The front in late December 1980
    • 7. Operation Hoveyzeh (January 5–8, 1981)
    • 8. Kurdish front in the spring of 1981
    • 9. Iranian and Israeli air strikes on H-3 and Osirak
    • 10. Iranian counteroffensives in Khuzestan in the fall of 1981
    • 11. Iraqi oil network
    • 12. Iranian Undeniable Victory offensive (March 21–30, 1982)
    • 13. Iranian Holy City offensive (April 30–May 24, 1982)
    • 14. Liberation of Khorramshahr (May 8–24, 1982)
    • 15. Maritime exclusion zones decreed by the belligerents
    • 16. Iranian offensives from July to November 1982
    • 17. Iranian offensives in 1983
    • 18. The first battle of the marshes (February 22–March 12, 1984)
    • 19. Iranian Badr offensive (March 11–22, 1985)
    • 20. Iran–Iraq front in 1985
    • 21. The tanker war (1984–1985)
    • 22. The Iranians capture al-Faw (February 9–March 11, 1986)
    • 23. Iran–Iraq front in 1986
    • 24. Iranian oil network
    • 25. Mirage F-1 long-range strikes in the Persian Gulf (August–November 1986)
    • 26. Battle of Basra (December 25, 1986–April 11, 1987)
    • 27. Iran–Iraq front in 1987
    • 28. Unrest in the Gulf in 1987
    • 29. Operation Praying Mantis (April 18, 1988)
    • 30. Iran–Iraq front in 1988

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