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Author Cordesman, Anthony H., author.

Title The Iranian sea-air-missile threat to Gulf shipping / author, Anthony H. Cordesman ; with Aaron Lin
Published Washington, DC : Center for Strategic and International Studies ; Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (v, 136 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Contents The role of energy exports in determining the importance of the Iranian threat -- The strengths and weaknesses of Iran's naval forces -- The Iranian air force : a weak and aging force -- Linkages to Iran's ballistic missile and nuclear programs -- Focusing on the broader threat from asymmetric forces -- "Closing the Gulf" : Iran's real world military options for asymmetric warfare -- US and Arab Gulf options for competing with Iran's asymmetric forces -- The wild cards shaping the Iranian maritime threat
Summary "The Arabian Gulf is now involved in a massive arms race, triggered largely by the fear that Iran will try to use its military forces to intimidate or dominate its neighbors. Iran has threatened to close the Gulf and carried out a wide range of large military exercises to show its capabilities. And Iran has steadily increased its ability to exploit the threat of conventional and asymmetric warfare to maritime traffic in the Gulf. The buildup of Iran's naval, air, and missile capabilities poses a wide range of threats to maritime traffic into and outside of the Gulf. One potential target of this threat is the steady increase in bulk cargo shipments into the Gulf, Arabia Sea/Gulf of Oman, and Red Seas -- shipments that are of steadily growing strategic importance to each of the other the Gulf states"--Publisher's web site
Notes "A report of the CSIS Burke Chair in Strategy."
"February 2015."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-136)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (CSIS, viewed February 18, 2015)
Subject Iran. Artish. Nīrū-yi Havāyī
Iran. Nīrū-yi Daryāʼī
Iran. Artish. Nīrū-yi Havāyī.
Iran. Nīrū-yi Daryāʼī.
Air power -- Iran
Asymmetric warfare -- Iran
Ballistic missiles -- Iran
Sea-power -- Iran
Air power.
Armed Forces.
Asymmetric warfare.
Ballistic missiles.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Iran -- Armed Forces
Form Electronic book
Author Lin, Aaron, author.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.), publisher.
ISBN 1442240776