The Long War: Explaining the 2003 Invasion of Iraq through Historical Narrative and Cycles of Belligerence

Schmidt, Kathleen C.


  • This thesis investigates the historic relationship between the United States and Iraq from after World War II all the way up to the 2003 Iraq War in an effort to understand why the United States chose to invade. Particular emphasis is placed upon the evolution of the relationship from the late 1980s to the start of Desert Storm, the impact of no-fly-zones and sanctions during the Clinton years, ... read more
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