Issue 303 - 12 Jan 1987
As the New Year dawned over the Iran/Iraq battlefield, the prospects for a resolution of the six-year conflict looked as remote as they have ever done. The conventional wisdom of 1986 seemed to hold equally good for 1987. Despite its technical superiority, Iraq cannot win because it cannot do more than defend its territory; Iran cannot lose, however, because it has many more soldiers and, apparently, fewer qualms about casualties.

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