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Back Competition with Iran In A Constrained Resource Environment
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
Ostovar, Afshon P.
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
|Summary||This study will examine how the US Navy can effectively compete with Iran in a constrained resource environment. Iran continues to be the leading threat to US forces, partners, and allies in the CENTCOM AOR. Iran¿s over-the-horizon capabilities, maritime forces, and proxies can be utilized to challenge, harass, threaten, and strike US forces and partner states in the region, both on land and at sea. Managing the Iranian threat is a challenging task in the current environment, and it will increase the more resources are deployed out of the region. The U.S. Navy possess an abundant array of capabilities that could be utilized to blunt any expansion of Iranian maritime influence and deny Iran the dominant role it seeks in the region. But determining what capabilities and how they are deployed will be essential to developing an effective competitive strategy vis-à-vis Iran. More important will be how the US Navy enlists partners and allies, and helps arm them with the tools and know-how necessary to protect their equities, safeguard their shipping, deter Iran¿s advances, and respond to Iranian aggression effectively.|
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