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Williamson, General Ellis*

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
William Burr
Place
Washington, D.C.
Date
February 10, March 11, and April 13, 1988
Condition
Open
Language
English
Content
190pp. + summary + biographical note + index
Interviewee Details
Military Officer; Chief of U.S. Military Advisory Mission in Iran (ARMISH-MAAG), 1971-1973.
Abstract
Educational background and early career; recollections of tenure of office in Iran; on the structure and operations of the Iranian armed forces; nature and extent of Iran's arms procurements from the U.S.; pattern and extent of growth of the Iranian armed forces; military planning in Iran; recollections of Iran's various military commanders; U.S. foreign policy towards Iran; U.S. views on the sale of arms to Iran; on the Shah, his strategic views and policies; U.S. interests in arms sales to Iran; Iran's role in U.S.'s geostrategic considerations; on the political situation in Iran in the early 1970s.

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