Author: Archie Roosevelt, Jr.
Source: Middle East Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Jul., 1947), pp. 247-269
In 1946 Archibald Roosevelt, a United States intelligence officer, was one of the few Westerners to reach Mahabad, capital of the newly formed Kurdish Republic. He served as Assistant Military Attache in Tehran from March 1946 to January 1947. During this period he made a special study of the Kurdish situation and was one of four Americans to visit Mahabad during the brief existence of the Kurdish Republic.