Covert Relationship: American Foreign Policy, Intelligence, and the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988
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Covert Relationship: American Foreign Policy, Intelligence, and the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988

by Bryan R. Gibson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313386102

ISBN-13: 9780313386107

Pub. Date: 08/31/2010

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This modern study of the Iran-Iraq War utilizes newly available primary materials to analyze American policy towards the war and question the veracity of the United States' claims of strict neutrality.

• Incorporates use of primary documents obtained from the American National Archives, the Carter and Reagan Presidential Libraries, the National Security

Overview

This modern study of the Iran-Iraq War utilizes newly available primary materials to analyze American policy towards the war and question the veracity of the United States' claims of strict neutrality.

• Incorporates use of primary documents obtained from the American National Archives, the Carter and Reagan Presidential Libraries, the National Security Archive, and Freedom of Information Act requests

• Provides an easy-to-follow, chronological presentation of all the major events in the war

• Includes maps of all major battles during the Iran-Iraq War, as well as targets attacked in the Persian Gulf

• Contains a glossary clarifying all major acronyms

• An extensive bibliography and index of important people, organizations, documents, and events provides avenues for further research

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313386107
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
PSI Reports Series
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction 1

Introduction 3

1 A History of Deceit 10

2 The War of Subversion 23

Part II Strict Neutrality 37

3 Setting the Stage 39

Part III Strict Neutrality? 53

4 Strict Neutrality? 55

5 The Tilt 71

6 The Internationalization of the War 90

7 Turning a Blind Eye 104

8 A Sophisticated Strategy 121

Part IV The Policy Collapses 141

9 The War of the Cities 143

10 The Policy Collapses 158

Part V The Collapse of Neutrality 177

11 The Aftermath of Deception 179

12 The Collapse of Neutrality 194

13 Forcing the War to an End 206

Part VI Conclusion 225

Conclusion 227

Notes 239

Selected Bibliography 279

Index 285

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