Closing Time: Assessing the Iranian Threat to the Strait of Hormuz

  title={Closing Time: Assessing the Iranian Threat to the Strait of Hormuz},
  author={Caitlin Talmadge},
  journal={International Security},
How might Iran retaliate in the aftermath of a limited Israeli or U.S. strike? The most economically devastating of Iran's potential responses would be closure of the Strait of Hormuz. According to open-source order of battle data, as well as relevant analogies from military history and GIS maps, Iran does possess significant littoral warfare capabilities, including mines, antiship cruise missiles, and land-based air defense. If Iran were able to properly link these capabilities, it could halt… Expand
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