Persian Gulf: Multiple Mission

Iraq wins some support

Since Iran's unsuccessful attempt to invade Iraq last summer, the Iran-Iraq conflict has once again become "the forgotten war"—except for citizens of the two countries, who continue to suffer from the bloodletting that began when Iraq invaded Iran in September 1980. Iranian leaders still boast that they will sweep across to Iraq's western frontiers, eventually overthrowing the regime of President Saddam Hussein. But so far, Tehran has managed to capture only a thin sliver of Iraqi border territory as a result of its offensive last summer, at a cost of an estimated 30,000 casualties.

Iraq's Saddam Hussein has...

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