The Iran-Iraq War

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Harvard University Press, 2015 M11 3 - 580 pages
From 1980 to 1988 Iran and Iraq fought the longest conventional war of the century. It included tragic slaughter of child soldiers, use of chemical weapons, striking of civilian shipping, and destruction of cities. Pierre Razoux offers an unflinching look at a conflict seared into the region’s collective memory but little understood in the West.

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List of Maps Preface
The Gulf Set Ablaze
The Halabja Massacre
The Mullahs Take Power 12 First Victories
New Mediation 14 The Iranians Recapture Their Territory 15 Blessed Ramadan Offensive
Bloody Dawns 17 Saddams Ace in the Hole
The Lebanese Hostage Crisis
Money Has No Smell
Total War 21 The Year of the Pilot
Oil and the War Machine 23 The Slaughter of the Child Soldiers 24 Deadlock
The IranContra Affair

Saddams Qadisiyyah
How Did It Come to This? 4 Did the United States Push Saddam to Attack?
France Sides with Iraq
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
AllOut Offensives 27 Iran Changes Strategy

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