Chapter

The Ethos of Force

Ofra Bengio

in Saddam's Word

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780195114393
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854523 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195114393.003.0012

Series: Studies in Middle Eastern History

The Ethos of Force

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This chapter describes Saddam Husayn's vision for Iraq and his influences in these ambitions. The firm establishment of force is illustrated. Furthermore, the chapter looks at the military buildup of Iraq and the change into becoming a military society. Also, the glorification of war is discussed.

Keywords: vision; force; military; military society; glorification; war

Chapter.  6669 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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