Editor’s Note – To understand the true nature of Iran, one should take the time to read the PDF report and view the video below. This takes the whole equation out of politics and propaganda, from all sides.
By Will Fulton – AEI Iran Tracker
This slide deck accompanies the video above.
Understanding the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is essential to understanding Iran. Whether it is Iran’s nuclear program, conflict in Syria, international terrorism, or domestic security, the IRGC is a key decision maker.
The Command Network is a group of IRGC commanders with links dating back to the 1980s. This network currently dominates the upper echelons of Iran’s military and controls planning, operations, intelligence, covert and irregular warfare operations, and internal security. They are positioned to influence the decision making and worldview of Iran’s senior leadership, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and significantly impact Iranian policy on issues of critical importance to U.S. national security.
The IRGC Command Network video assesses the following: