9781589012585 hardcover alkaline paper 1589012585 hardcover alkaline paper
"In cooperation with the Center for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -361) and index.
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Heritage of greatness, legacy of loss Powerful predecessors: the Safavids and Nader Shah Laughingstock: the Qajar military Nationalism unleashed: from revolution to the Great War Two paths: the birth of the modern Iranian armed forces Sidelined: the world at war in Iran Cold War pillar: the rise of the Imperial Armed Forces Old guard, new guard: Iran's armed forces in the Islamic Revolution Horrible sacrifice: the Iran-Iraq War Despise not your enemy: Iran's armed forces in the twenty-first century.