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Saddam's generals : perspectives of the Iran-Iraq War
Saddam's generals : perspectives of the Iran-Iraq War
Woods, Kevin M.
Publication Information:
Alexandria, VA : Institute for Defense Analyses, 2011.
Physical Description:
238 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits ; 28 cm
General Note:
"This work was conducted under contract ... for the National Intelligence Council"--p. [iv].

"This ... volume is based on interviews with figures significant in the Iran-Iraq War, extensive examination and study of captured Iraqi records, and a review of secondary sources ... As a result of these interviews .. among the insights gained were: 1) the growth of Iraqi intelligence capabilities during the war's course, 2) the growth of Saddam's perceptions on the nature of war and his broadening understanding of the naval and air wars, 3) the development of Iraqi military doctrine, 4) the lack of a clear strategic or operational vision among Iraq's leaders, military as well as civilian, at the beginning of the war, and 5) the difficulties the Iraqis confronted in incorporating technology and modern conceptions of war into military organizations that did not possess a high level of education"--p. 5-6.

Pages A1-2: bibliography; p. B1-13, colored maps; p. C1-2, index of themes.

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