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The Iran Iraq War 1980 1988 - (Essential Histories (Osprey Publishing)) by Efraim Karsh (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 96

Genre: History

Series Title: Essential Histories (Osprey Publishing)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)

Book theme: General

Author: Efraim Karsh

Language: English

Street Date: April 25, 2002
TCIN: 77140410
UPC: 9781841763712
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-5662

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The Iran-Iraq War, which ended in August 1988, one month short of its eighth anniversary, was one of the longest, bloodiest and costliest Third World armed conflicts in the twentieth century. Professor Karsh addresses the causes of the Iran-Iraq War, unpacking the objectives of the two belligerents and examining how far objectives were matched by strategy. He assesses the war's military lessons regarding such key areas as strategy, tactics and escalation and in particular the use of non-conventional weapons, Finally, he examines the utility of armed force as an instrument of foreign policy.
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