This week's open source reading list contains two titles on military issues relating to the Persian Gulf. Fariborz Haghshenass writes an Iranian perspective on Revolutionary naval warfare that includes an explanation of its general war fighting doctrine. This is a must read for any Westerner attempting to understand Iran's Pasdaran and Basij military forces. Christopher Dickey provides a look into Persian Gulf incidents at sea between the US and Iran, including naval actions that took place during the Iran-Iraq War.
Iran's Doctrine of Asymmetric Naval Warfare
by Fariborz Haghshenass
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Will the US and Iran go to War at Sea?
by Christopher Dickey