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  • SECDEF Gates: Iran’s Supply of EFPs to Afghanistan Increased

    Last week, the Washington Post reported that Iran'sshipment of explosively formed projectiles (EFPs) (also known as explosively formed penetrators) into Afghanistan has slightly increased. The Washington Post quoted Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Gates...

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  • How the IRGC Routes Weapons to Gaza

    The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) uses two routes to supply its weapons to Hamas in Gaza, according to Times Online. Uzi Mahnaimi writes that the IRGC appears to be using two methods of smuggling weapons into Gaza that have been used since...

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  • IRGC Sustained Losses in Gaza While Advising Hamas Rocket Units

    Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed in Gaza during the recent fighting reports The Bulletin (a Philadelphia based newspaper.) (UPDATE: The Bulletin has apparently ceased its web operations - you can find the story at this Behind the News in Israel...

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  • Israel Destroys Hamas Unit Trained by IRGC

    The "Iranian Unit" of Hamas, composed of Hamas members trained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has been "destroyed" by the Israeli Defense Force, according to Haaretz.com. The website reported, most of the unit's members were killed in fighting in...

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  • The Telegraph: Iran’s Involvement in Gaza

    Con Coughlin analyzes the Israel-Gaza conflict as part of a larger continuing attack by Iran upon Israel in The Telegraph. Israel's relentless offensive to crush the radical Palestinian Hamas movement in Gaza is the opening salvo of the country's wider...

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  • What Really Scares the IRGC?

    The IRGC is so concerned about the danger posed by the free exchange of information available on the internet and via text messaging, that it seeks to dominate Iranian net-thought with a force of 10,000 bloggers. Blogger Hamid Tehrani has posted an interesting...

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  • Iran’s Involvement in Gaza Gets Noticed

    As Israel's incursion into Gaza continues, Iran's connection to events in Gaza is being noticed by various media outlets. The best I've seen is Reuel Marc Gerecht writing in today's Wall Street Journal. Mr. Gerecht, a former CIA officer concisely summarizes...

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  • Iran’s Presidential Politics – Which IRGC Commander do You Prefer?

    Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the mayor of Tehran is profiled as a likely opponent to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the Boston Globe. The article describes Ghalibaf as a more modern, gentler replacement for Ahmadinejad: As mayor of a city where...

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  • Iran Reduces EFP Attacks in Iraq

    Attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq using explosively formed penetrators (EFPs) have reduced substantially according to LtGen Thomas Metz, past commander of Multi-National Corps-Iraq and currently the leader of the military's effort to defend against...

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  • Four Hezbollah Members Caught in Iraq

    The UAE Daily News reports that the U.S. Army captured four members of Lebanese Hezbollah in Iraq. One was captured in in a raid on his hideout in the Baghdad district of Al-Rasafah. The three others in an unspecified operation elsewhere.

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Books

In Iran's Revolutionary Guard, a thoroughly researched investigation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Steven O'Hern reveals new information about Hezbollah and IRGC operations inside...

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The Intelligence Wars: Lessons from Baghdad, a book that is a critical review of U.S. intelligence operations in Iraq, explains why human intelligence must be better managed to fight future enemies.

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