Naval War College Review

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A Reflection of Saddam’s Biography


This book is a psychological assessment of the style of decision making, motives, and perceptions of the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. Its focus is on the deterrence of Saddam’s use of weapons of mass destruction before Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The first author is Jerry Post, a psychiatrist, former CIA analyst, and current director of George Washington University’s Political Psychology Program, and the other, Amatzia Baram, is a professor of Middle Eastern history.