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Iran Deploys Navy to Western Atlantic: Part I

January 14, 2019

Episode Notes:

The Iranian navy will deploy warships into the western Atlantic beginning in March, increasing the operating range of its naval forces into proximity with the United States.

Dr. BJ Armstrong, Senior Editor with War on the Rocks and Assistant Professor of War Studies and Naval History with the History Department of the U.S. Naval Academy, joins the WarCast to discuss Iranian interests, capabilities, and impact on diplomatic dynamics born of the deployment.

This is part I of two WarCasts with Dr. Armstrong on this issue.

[ 0:00 ] Introduction
[ 0:46 ] Iranian interests in moving into the Atlantic
[ 3:00 ] What to understand from the deployment parameters
[ 5:08 ] Iran's naval capabilities and their new destroyer

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