[Strategic Intel] Why have the Iranians changed tactics in the Persian Gulf?

At least the past two years, the Iranian navy would send fast boats into international waters in the Persian Gulf to harass U.S. Navy vessels. The Iranian craft would speed and dart toward U.S. warships as they transited the gulf in tactics that were highly risky and at times provoked warning shots from American ships. [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.