Iraq's Armed Forces: An Analytical History

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Routledge, Apr 3, 2008 - History - 272 pages
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 intertwined with its political affairs since their creation. This study illustrates how the relationship between the military and
 

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The mandate army 11
The totalitarian military and the IranIraq
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The Baathification of the military 19681980 107
The US and the Iraqi Army 199
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Index 247
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Ibrahim Al-Marashi is an adjunct faculty member at the Department of History at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sammy Salama is a Middle East expert with the Monterey Institute of International Studies, California.

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