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Author Woods, Kevin M.

Title The Saddam tapes : the inner workings of a tyrant's regime, 1978-2001 / Kevin M. Woods, David D. Palkki, Mark E. Stout
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 372 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents 1. The United States -- 2. The 'Zionist entity' -- 3. The Arab world -- 4. Qadisiyyah Saddam (the Iran-Iraq War) -- 5. The mother of all battles -- 6. Special munitions -- 7. The embargo and the special commission -- 8. Hussein Kamil
Summary "During the 2003 war that ended Saddam Hussein's regime, coalition forces captured thousands of hours of secret recordings of meetings, phone calls, and conferences. Originally prepared by the Institute for Defense Analyses for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, this study presents annotated transcripts of Iraqi audio recordings of meetings between Saddam Hussein and his inner circle. The original study, and the larger body of captured recordings on which it rests, will provide researchers with important insights into the inner-workings of the regime and, it is hoped, the nature of authoritarian regimes more generally. The collection has implications for a range of historical questions. How did Saddam react to the pressures of his wars? How did he manage the Machiavellian world he created? How did he react to the signals and actions of the international community on matters of war and peace? Was there a difference between the public and the private Saddam on critical matters of state? A close examination of this material in the context of events and other available evidence will address these and other questions"-- Provided by publisher
"This study presents the annotated transcripts of Iraqi audio recordings of meetings between Saddam Hussein and his inner circle"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hussein, Saddam, 1937-2006. -- Archives.
Hussein, Saddam, 1937-2006 -- Friends and associates.
Hussein, Saddam, 1937-2006 -- Political and social views.
Authoritarianism -- Iraq -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Iraq -- Politics and government -- 1979-1991 -- Sources.
Iraq -- Politics and government -- 1991-2003 -- Sources.
Genre/Form Quelle
Form Electronic book
Author Palkki, David D., 1974-
Stout, Mark, 1964-
LC no. 2011026512
ISBN 113906150X (electronic book)
1139224840 (electronic bk.)
9781139061506 (electronic book)
9781139224840 (electronic bk.)