GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
February 8, 1963: President Qasim of Iraq is ousted in a coup led by the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party.

The Ba'ath Party, upset with the President Qasim's dictatorial rule, joins forces with the military to force him out of power. Col. Abd al-Salam Muhammad Arif becomes president and rules until his untimely death in a helicopter crash nine months later.

WWW Republican Iraq
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/iqtoc.html#iq0021

This country study for Iraq includes a section, "Republican Iraq."


WWW Coups and Coup Attempts in Iraq
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query /r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+iq0022 )

A history of coups, coup attempts, and foreign policy in Iraq


PBS Iraq Overview
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights /lo/countries/iq/iq_overview.html

This country report summarizes the economic development of Iraq from 1910 to the present and can be explored by category and by year.


PBS The Survival of Saddam: Secrets of his Life and Leadership: Interview with Sad K. Aburish
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline /shows/saddam/interviews/aburish .html

Frontline interviews Said K. Aburish, a journalist, about Saddam Hussein and his quest to build up his weapons programs.