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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 Logistic System

The Logistic System

(p.768) Chapter 48 The Logistic System
Wars of Modern Babylon

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.)

Amatzia Baram

Kevin M. Woods

Ronna Englesberg

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter deals with the Logistic System of the Iraqi Armed Forces, that included several important staff and field directorates. It describes the organization and structure of the Logistic Division in the General Staff and its role and missions, the changes it went through during the wars, and its importance to support the forces during war and peace times. It deals with the field logistical directorates—the Supply and Transportation, Equipment, Administrative Corps, Military Works, Electrical Mechanical Engineering (EME) and others, as well as the rear logistic system—the Lines of Communication Area and the rear areas/military districts. It describes their background and history, organization and structure, missions and responsibilities, their training systems, their role in the wars, especially in the Iran-Iraq war, and the lessons learned from the different wars.

Keywords:   The Logistic System, Supply and Transportation Directorate, Equipment Directorate, Administrative Corps Directorate, Military Works Directorate, Electrical Mechanical Engineering (EME) Directorate, The rear logistic system—the Lines of Communication Area

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