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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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Major Trends in the Development of Military Power and the Armed Forces High Command

Major Trends in the Development of Military Power and the Armed Forces High Command

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(p.701) Chapter 43 Major Trends in the Development of Military Power and the Armed Forces High Command
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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/9780813169439.003.0045

This chapter deals with the major trends in the development of the Iraqi military power and the Armed Forces High Command during the Ba’ath regime, especially during Saddam’s presidency period. It describes the building of the Iraqi Armed Forces as a high-quality and the greatest military power in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world and the components of its military power. It describes its rise, as well as its deterioration since the Gulf war in 1991. It deals also with the high command of the armed forces, its organization and functions, and the main bodies that were included in it. It analyses also the role of Saddam Hussein as commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces.

Keywords:   Major trends in the development of the military power, The high command, The commander-in-chief, The Ministry of Defence, The General Staff, The General Headquarters

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