Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
In the middle of America and the European embargo, Iran continues to build up its military strength. The country is rapidly becoming self-reliant in war technology development although still exporting a number of tools from other countries such as Russia and China. The country has built the aircraft, drones, aircraft upgrade itself to create a missile, ship to advanced radar stealth hunters.
The Islamic Republic also boost the ability of its personnel. And one important force on the ground is the Revolutionary Guards. Elite troops are now joined in a ground attack to Tikrit to seize Sadam Husein’s hometown of ISIS.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was formed supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khamenei after the revolution to overthrow the Shah Reza Pahlavi. In carrying out its operations, these troops can only be controlled Khamenei, so the whole operation are reported directly to the supreme leader.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps also have a component of air, sea and land with the number of personnel is estimated at 150 thousand people. This corps has a major task to maintain security in the country, and to prevent a coup on the understanding of the Iranian revolution. However, these forces can also be used to assist the regular army.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was first involved in the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988
A military analyst estimates, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was first involved in the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988. Iran Quds Force amounting to deploy 10 thousand to 15 thousand personnel. These forces are also frequently involved in various military expansion outside of Iran. The army believed to establish relationships with the Shiites and Kurds worldwide.
Quds militant groups have already crossed the borders of various countries, from Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and a number of other Middle Eastern countries. They believed the Taliban and militants helped Iraq to attack coalition forces formed by the US position. This is the reason Americans are reluctant to assist in attacking Tikrit because Quds forces are in the mission. The force is believed helped to power of President Bashar al-Assad to continue to occupy his post.
Guards are not just a paramilitary force, but also very has great influence in keeping the political situation in Iran. This was evidenced by the placement of former Guard officer to be in the government since the days of Mahmud Ahmadinejad. This step was taken in order to prevent the influence Khamenei Mohammad Khatami to the ideology of the state.
In fact, these forces reported to have seized Ahmadinejad before stepping down as president. The hostage-taking occurred since the eccentric leader believed to be against the leadership of Khamenei and be succeeded him as the supreme leader of Iran.
In addition to guarding and ideology of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps custody retain full control over the military ballistic missiles. These forces can hold intelligence operations in foreign and domestic, and maintain the Khamenei regime to make it very powerful in the country.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps also alleged involvement in the riots in order to block a number of groups that are considered contrary to the ideology of the Iranian Revolution. This action was done two breakaway Revolutionary Guards, the Guardsmen and Basij, they touted responsible in a number of arrests of reformists.
Of note globalfirepower.com, the power of armies of Islamic Republic of Iran itself is estimated at 545,000 personnel. However, the amount of the reserve forces of this country reached 1,800,000 people, most of them part of the Revolutionary Guards, the elite guard of the Iranian revolution ideology.