Mr. Hussein Goes to Baghdad: Reagan and the Decision to Aid Iraq in War
September 23, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Sakamaki Hall A201
Professor Bryan Gibson (Hawaii Pacific University) explores the dilemma faced by the Reagan Administration in 1982.
The Iran-Iraq War was raging and Iran had turned the tide. Its troops were approaching Basra, Iraq's second most important city and the gateway to the oil fields.
Should the Administration call for a truce? Support Iraq and Saddam Hussein? Let the Iranian revolutionary army win?
Find out what happened during this crucial moment for American foreign policy and in the history of the modern Middle East.
History Department, Mānoa Campus
Peter H Hoffenberg, 956-8497, email@example.com