In terms of current strength comparisons, the military gap between Iran and the United States is very large. In fact, the combat effectiveness of Iran's regular military forces and Iraq's Saddam-era army are half a dozen, far less so than the original Iraqi Republican Guard.
During the war between Iran and Iran, there were 1.05 million casualties and only 430,000 casualties in Iraq. Iran lost about 150 combat aircraft,1,500 tanks,1200 artillery,16 ships,250 Iraqi military lost combat aircraft,2,000 tanks,1,500 artillery and 15 ships.
It is important to know that in the early days of the Iran-Iraq war, Iran had an advantage in its weapons. F-4, F-5, F-14, chief British sheikheil tank and so on all overwhelmed Iraq's T-55, T-62, MIG and Mirage F-1.
Iran has used all means of war, including the formation of 2000 militias and the establishment of 100,000 Boy Scouts, which use the flesh to detonate mines and open the way for Iranian armored forces. In addition, a large number of young soldiers rode on motorcycles and carried bombs towards Iraqi forces.
The 200,000 Revolutionary Guards are not only elite death squads, but also battle squads on the battlefield, with ballistic missiles hitting Iraqi cities, missiles, mines and oil tankers without distinction. Iranian forces rely mainly on night raids and meat bombs to fight. Iranian forces have even prepared thousands of coffins to encourage soldiers to die for their faith.
Iran has deployed more than 100,000 troops,60,000 of them the strongest Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Their enemies are the 12 Republican Guard brigades in Iraq. At the beginning of the fighting, the iraqi republican guard wiped out iran's night-bombers, and within three days it killed 12000 iranians and captured 4000 others, all of whom were shot by saddam.
Throughout the campaign, Iran lost more than 80,000 troops, particularly the elite Revolutionary Guard. It was badly damaged by the Iraqi Republican Guard.
In the early days of the war between Iraq and Iraq, the Iraqi Republican Guard had only one division, which had grown to 12 brigades in 1986 and six to 28 brigades in 1988. In the war between Iran and Iraq, it was almost invincible.
When the Iraqi Republican Guard reached the Gulf War, it was beaten to pieces by the American army. Thus, the real start of a major campaign iran cannot resist the u. s. offensive. To this end, Iran will use more asymmetric warfare, proxy warfare, missile strikes, and special warfare. Now iranians have decided that ishmael kani, who excels in asymmetric warfare, is the new commander of the country's most powerful special forces, the al-qaeda brigade.