Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

The year is 2002. Saddam Hussein has been assassinated, and Shi‘i forces in Basra have declared their independence from Baghdad. Iran, the dominant regional power, invades Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to gain regional hegemony, control the price of oil, finance its military buildup “and ameliorate its social problem.” Tehran threatens to use nuclear weapons if the United States intervenes to defend its Gulf allies.

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How to cite this article:

William M. Arkin "Iran and the Virtual Reality of US War Games," Middle East Report 197 (November/December 1995).