US Navy Seizes Weapons Headed for Yemen

US Navy Seizes Weapons Headed for Yemen

On February 9, the U.S. Navy seized a shipment of Iranian-produced weapons bound for Yemen. According to a Navy press release, the USS Normandy (CG 60) boarded a dhow in…

Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile

Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile

On February 9, Iran unveiled a new tactical ballistic missile designated the Raad-500 (“Thunder”). Iranian state media claims the missile is constructed with lightweight composite materials, weighing half of the…

Iran Fails to Launch Satellite in Orbit

Iran Fails to Launch Satellite in Orbit

On February 9, Iran unsuccessfully launched a Simorgh rocket carrying a “Zafar 1” communications satellite. According to Iranian Defense Ministry spokesman Ahmad Hosseini, “Stage-1 and stage-2 motors of the carrier…

Iran’s Missile Strike: How it Happened (Video)

Iran’s Missile Strike: How it Happened (Video)

Iran’s ballistic missile attacks on January 8, 2020 against U.S. troops in Iraq was an unprecedented moment in U.S.-Iranian relations. Derived from government statements, media reports, and first-hand accounts, this…

When Iran Attacks

When Iran Attacks

On January 8, 2020, Iran used ballistic missiles to attack U.S. air bases in Iraq, in response to the U.S.-targeted killing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) commander…

Iran Fires Missiles at Iraqi Military Facilities

Iran Fires Missiles at Iraqi Military Facilities

On January 7, Iran fired at least 16 ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. military and coalition personnel. The salvo launch — which reportedly involved the Qiam…

US Airstrikes Target Iran-backed Militia in Iraq and Syria

US Airstrikes Target Iran-backed Militia in Iraq and Syria

On December 29, the United States launched airstrikes on five sites in Iraq and Syria controlled by Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed paramilitary group. According to Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman, the…

Iranian Missiles in Iraq

Iranian Missiles in Iraq

The Issue Iran-backed militias within Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) have acquired short-range ballistic missiles from Tehran, supplementing their existing arsenal of unguided rockets. These militias’ small, harassing rocket attacks…

US Seizes Suspected Iranian Missile Parts

US Seizes Suspected Iranian Missile Parts

On November 25, a U.S. Navy destroyer seized missile parts of likely Iranian origin from a boat in the Arabian Sea. In a December statement, the Pentagon said that U.S….

Iran Tests Air Defenses

Iran Tests Air Defenses

On November 22, Iran’s military completed an air and missile defense exercise in the country’s central region, designated “Guardians of Velayat Sky-98.” According to Iranian state media, the drills tested…