Table of contents for A poisonous affair : America, Iraq, and the gassing of Halabja / Joost R. Hiltermann.

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Table of Contents
List of Maps
ABBREVIATIONS
PREFACE
Tehran, May 2002
Halabja, May 2002
Amman, September 2006
Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION: THE HALABJA CONTROVERSY
Witness to a Gas Attack
The Fog of War
Sparring at the United Nations
Why It Matters
A Note on Sources and Methodology
CHAPTER I: CROSSING THE CHEMICAL TRHRESHOLD
The Iran-Iraq War and Iraq's Need for a New Weapon
First Documented Mustard Gas Attacks: Summer 1983
The World's First Battlefield Use of Nerve Gas: Winter 1984
CHAPTER II: SETTING THE VOLUME CONTROL
Flushing Out the Reagan Administration
A Growing Tilt
Donald Rumsfeld Visits Baghdad
Consummating the Affair: US Policy in 1984
The UN Investigates
A Missed Opportunity
CHAPTER III: CHEMICAL INTERLUDE
The Badr Offensive (March 1985)
The Occupation of Faw (February 1986)
Betrayal: The Iran-Contra Affair
Setting a New Course
CHAPTER IV: WAR IN KURDISTAN
Gas Attacks Against Kurds in Iran
The Spreading Rebellion in Iraqi Kurdistan
Ali Chemical's Reign
"Special" Communications Channels
An Internal Matter
CHAPTER V: HALABJA
A Marriage of Convenience
Conflicting Accounts
Middle Ground
"To Protect Our Own People": Responsibility
CHAPTER VI: THE HALABJA DEMONSTRATION EFFECT
Blowing Smoke
Gas as an Integral Part of Anfal
Anfal and US Intelligence
The Use of Gas to End the War
The Threat to Gas Tehran
CHAPTER VII: IRAN AND THE USE OF GAS
Black Sheep Bleating
Did Iran Use Gas?
Experimenting with Kurds?
The Blow-Back Ruse
Iran, Iraq, and Halabja
On Balance
CHAPTER VIII: FIXING THE EVIDENCE
The Pentagon and Halabja
Intercepts and Informants
Blue Lips vs. Red Lips
Inside the Pentagon
CHAPTER IX: THE ROAD TO KUWAIT
"Preventing" Genocide
A Transcendent Interest
Chemical Legacy
CONCLUSION: FALL-OUT
The Kurds: Resurgent Nationalism
Iran: Nuclear Quest
The United States: Failure to Intervene Early
Targeting Civilians: A Growing Culture of Impunity
EPILOGUE
United States, August 2006
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Halabjah (Iraq) -- History -- Bombardment, 1988.
Kurds -- Crimes against -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Foreign relations -- United States.