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Iraq's Armed Forces: An Analytical History (Middle Eastern Military Studies) Paperback – May 15, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0415560238 ISBN-10: 0415560233 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Middle Eastern Military Studies
  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (May 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415560233
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415560238
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,854,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A must addition to the collection of any academic library." -- C. C. Lovett, Emporia State University --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Writing Historian on July 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have researched the Iraqi army for some time for a government publication on a related subject. During that research I have relied on many books as sources, to include those written by Mohammad Gholi Majd, Peter Sluglett, Gerald de Gaury, David Fromkin, Reeva Spector Simon, and Majid Khadduri's. All are excellent, but with the possible exception of Reeva Spector Simon's, they (of necessity) discuss the Iraqi army in a peripheral manner. Al-Marashi and Salama have focused their work squarely on the subject of the Iraqi military and do not deviate from that focus during the entire book. The relationships between the army, king, baath party, and Saddam are explained in crisp, clear, detail. Their account also includes little known facts about the Iraq-Iran war, to include the "de-politization" of the Army in the wake of the loss of the Al-Faw peninsula. All in all, an excellent account worth aquiring for personal or reference libraries. Highly recommended!
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