3 The Saddam Tapes the Inner Workings of a Tyrant's Regime, 1978-2001.
3 THE SADDAM TAPES THE INNER WORKINGS OF A TYRANT'S REGIME, 1978-2001
Edited by: Kevin M. Woods, David D. Palkki, Mark E. Stout
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 9781107693487 Price $36.99 paperback
During the 2003 war that ended Saddam Hussein's regime, coalition forces captured thousands of hours of secret recordings of meetings, phone calls, and conferences. This study presents annotated transcripts of Iraqi audio recordings of meetings between Saddam Hussein and his inner circle. The Saddam Tapes provides researchers with important insights into the inner workings of the regime. The collection has implications for a range of historical questions. How did Saddam react to the pressures of his wars? How did he manage the Machiavellian world he created? How did he react to the signals and actions of the international community on matters of war and peace? Was there a difference between the public and the private Saddam on critical matters of state?