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Wars of Modern BabylonA History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003$
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Pesach Malovany

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813169439

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.001.0001

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“The Mother of All Battles” (“Desert Storm”)

“The Mother of All Battles” (“Desert Storm”)

The Ceasefire and Summations of the War

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(p.578) Chapter 32 “The Mother of All Battles” (“Desert Storm”)
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Wars of Modern Babylon
Author(s):

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.)

Amatzia Baram

Kevin M. Woods

Ronna Englesberg

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0034

This chapter deals with the end of the war in the Gulf, the ceasefire and the summation of the war. It describes the Iraqi retreat from Kuwait, the Iraqi preparations for the campaign in southern Iraq against a possible Coalition forces penetration into it and the ceasefire between the two fighting sides and the Safwan talks. It analyzes the conduct of the war by Saddam Hussein, and his involvement in it, the results of the war and the causes of the Iraqi defeat, their mistakes and failures and the important consequences of this defeat and its influence on the Iraqi Armed Forces in the coming years. This war was an important milestone in the history of the Iraqi Army.

Keywords:   Coalition forces, the Iraqi army, The Republican Guard, the ceasefire in the war, Iraqi “scorched earth” policy in Kuwait, Central Command (CENTCOM), The Safwan talks, Saddam in “The Mother of all Battles”, Iraqi propaganda

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