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Interview with Tufaniyan, General Hasan

Recollections of childhood in Iran; on conditions in Iran during the early Pahlavi period; Iranian armed forces and the occupation of Iran during WWII; history of Imperial Iranian Air Force; reminiscences of the leading Iranian military leaders; on the Shah and his leadership style; structure and mode of organization of the Iranian armed forces; Iran’s military relations with Pakistan; recollections of Iran’s various arms procurement deals; military’s procedures for acquiring new arms and equipment; myth and reality of personal profit making in arms deals; Shah’s reaction to the revolutionary upheaval; on the attempts of military commanders to compel the Shah to decisive action against revolutionary forces; Shah’s indecision before the revolutionary onslaught; on the Iranian military’s arms production and its contribution to the development of an industrial complex.

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General Hasan Tufaniyan-I- pdf General Hasan Tufaniyan-II- pdf General Hasan Tufaniyan-English- pdf


67pp. + summary + biographical note + index + photograph

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