The Iran-Iraq War: A Retrospective

Brief Background:

The Shatt al-Arab on the Iran–Iraq border
Khuzestan Province

Organization of Forces:

Two members of the Basji Militia. Notice the age differential.

First Blood: Surprise and Failure

Fighting during the Battle of Khorramshahr

The Middle Years: Retreat and Reorganization

Big Pushes 1984–1987:

Iraqi Trenches
Iranian soldier in gas mask

Post-war developments: Lessons learned and not learned

Hamas rocket team. These low-cost, maximum pain tactics would be developed out of necessity during the Iran-Iraq War.





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