Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: In focus — the IRGC(N) and its strategic effect

11th January 2021 - 10:45 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


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Formed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has developed a unique approach to maritime force projection, and represents the force of choice for Tehran when it wants to bring about a strategic effect in the Gulf region and beyond

A year on from the death of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Maj Gen Qasem Soleimani, head of its Al Quds force, in a drone strike in Iraq, the boarding and seizure of a South Korean-flagged merchant vessel on 4 January by IRGC assets proved once again that Tehran ...

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