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The United States and Iraq since 1979Hegemony, Oil and War$
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Steven Hurst

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748627677

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627677.001.0001

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From a Tilt to an Embrace, 1984–1989

From a Tilt to an Embrace, 1984–1989

(p.52) Chapter 2 From a Tilt to an Embrace, 1984–1989
The United States and Iraq since 1979

Steven Hurst

Edinburgh University Press

After some internal struggles between ‘pro-Iraqi’ and ‘pro-Iranian’ factions within the Reagan administration were ended in favour of the former by the arms to Iran scandal, American policy evolved from an effort to maintain a balance of power between Iran and Iraq into a full-blown effort to co-opt Iraq as a regional proxy. This involved ever-increasing support for Iraq in the form of financial credits, intelligence and dual-use technology, whilst turning a blind eye to evidence of Iraqi war crimes and WMD programmes.

Keywords:   BNL, Arms to Iran, Commodity Credit Corporation, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Iran-Iraq War, Reagan, Saddam Hussein

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