Exile Armies pp 129-143 | Cite as

Hopeless Gestures: Iraqi Exile Forces Since the 1968 Revolution

  • Sean McKnight


Exiled armies’ is an expression that can cover a wide variety of circumstances. In the case of Iraq – unlike the armies examined elsewhere in this book – a foreign occupier has not driven an existing military force into exile. Indeed, one of the major armed alliances opposing Baghdad is only Iraqi by force of political necessity and both alliances operate armed forces inside Iraq. It is even questionable whether the terms ‘army’ and ‘exile’ are appropriate for the armed Iraqi opposition.


Government Force Islamic Movement Islamist Group Iraqi Government Arab Nationalism 
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