A Chronology of United States–Iraqi Relations, 1920–2006

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About the Book

This volume offers an extensive chronological overview of the political, economic, and diplomatic relations between the United States and Iraq from 1920 to 2006. The beginning year of the chronicle is when the U.S. was beginning to comprehend the vital importance of Iraq’s abundant oil supplies. The work continues through several major events in U.S.-Iraqi relations, including several Iraqi coups and countercoups, the U.S. response to Iraq’s invasions of Iran and Kuwait, and each country’s actions in the first Gulf War and the current Iraq War. The overview ends in December 2006, at the news of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s death and the end of the Ba’athist Party regime.

About the Author(s)

Henry E. Mattox is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer. He is also the author of Chronology of World Terrorism, 1901–2001 (2004) and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Henry E. Mattox
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 200
Bibliographic Info: 26 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3208-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0964-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1

Introduction 5

One: The 1920s and 1930s 9

Two: The 1940s and 1950s 22

Three: The 1960s and 1970s 43

Four: The 1980s 61

Five: 1990 Through 1994 76

Six: 1995 Through 1999 98

Seven: 2000 Through 2003 113

Eight: 2004 and 2005 133

Nine: 2006 148

Conclusion 165

Appendix I: United States Congressional Resolution on Iraq (2002) 167

Appendix II: Chronology of United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Iraq, 1974–July 2004 173

Appendix III: United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Iraq, 1996–2002 (Summary) 175

Appendix IV: The Iraq Study Group Report, 2006 (Executive Summary) 178

Bibliography 183

Index 187


Book Reviews

“thorough…a well-balanced chronology”—Booklist; “timely…detailed…an excellent chronological and historical reference book”—Reference Reviews; “highly recommended…indispensable…admirable”—American Diplomacy.