Cordesman, Anthony H.
Title THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR AND WESTERN SECURITY 1984-87: STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS AND POLICY OPTIONS.
Publisher Jane's, (London, 1987).
Seller ID 15405
185 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...provides: sophisticated analysis of military strengths and weaknesses of both sides; the latest information on the equipment each side possesses and what use they make of it; detailed examination of major battles and offensives; a thorough, professional study of the economic realities facing both countries given their reduced oil-exporting abilities; lucid insights into both the social and political factors which affect, and may eventually determine, what happens to Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party's rule and Ayatollah Khomeini's revolutionary government. The Iran-Iraq War can be viewed at many different levels; as a human tragedy, as a threat to the security of southwest Asia, as a threat to the world's main supply of imported oil, and as the source of new lessons regarding the nature of modern war. All of these issues are addressed in a crisp, informed and professional manner in this timely and important book, by a man who understands military exigencies, strategic realities, the politcs of oil and the growing threat this continuing war presents to the West..." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG