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  Iranian Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Iranian Army is the national army of Iran and called the Artesh.
It is important not to confuse the Artesh (regular army) with the IRGC forces, whom are in effect a parallel and ideological army.
The Iranian army was seen during the war as untrained and poor in combat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iranian_Army   (303 words)

 Parthian Army - (CAIS)
And since the army was composed mainly of the dependants of the āzāts, it had to disband sooner or later and go back to the land and the crops.
When the King of Kings led the army this haste was doubled by the fear of insurrection at home, the frequency of which was the greatest weakness of the Parthian empire.
The organization of the Parthian army is not clear, and lacking a standing force, a strict and complicated organization was unnecessary in any case.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Military/parthian_army.htm   (1428 words)

 Iranian Army not a threat to any country: Ahmadinejad - Irna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Iranian Army is in the service of peace, security and tranquility of regional countries and neighboring states, the president declared, adding that it is a friend of oppressed nations and an enemy of plotters of evil.
Lauding Iranian experts and innovators for their great contributions to the development and modernity of the Iranian Army, the president said its capability and strength were tested in the 1980-88 Iraqi-imposed war.
The Army Day ceremony was attended by a number of senior army commanders, ambassadors of foreign countries in Iran, ranking government officials and family members of war martyrs and took place at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini, in southern Tehran.
www.irna.ir /en/news/view/line-24/0604182067124337.htm   (403 words)

 Iranian Army: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/i/ir/iranian_army.htm   (444 words)

 History of Iran: Sassanian Army
Other senior officials connected with the army were: Eran-ambaragbed "minister of the magazines of empire," responsible for the arms and armaments of warriors; the marzbans "margraves"-rulers of important border provinces; kanarang-evidently a hereditary title of the ruler of Tus; gund-salar "general"; paygan-salar "commander of the infantry"; and pushtigban-salar "commander of the royal guard".
The chief weakness of the Iranian army was its lack of endurance in close combat.
Another fault was the Iranian's too great a reliance on the presence of their leader: the moment the commander fell or fled his men gave way regardless of the course of action.
www.iranchamber.com /history/sassanids/sassanian_army.php   (1309 words)

 History of the Iranian Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
National armys usually appeared throughout the country's points of strength, while in times of weakness mercinaries and conscript armies were recruited temporarily from fiefdoms.
Dramatic reforms brought in a host of western advisors and over the course of the next 50 years the army was to become the worlds 5th strongest by 1979.
In 1979 the Army was a largely mechanized and armored force of about 285,000 troops; Organized in 3 corps, with headquarters in Tehran area, in Shiraz in the south, and in Kermanshah near the Iraq border.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_Iranian_Army   (496 words)

 Chapter XXI: The Military Advisory Missions
The authorization of the missions by the Iranian Majlis enabled Colonel Schwarzkopf to receive analogous status and he was therefore given a Letter of Instructions, relieved from his assignment to the American Minister, and returned to the supervision of the War Department.
The Army Mission was no less plagued than was the Gendarmerie Mission by a lack of continuity in War Ministers and Chiefs of Staff, by budgetary inadequacies, and a host of problems, political and human, that sprang from Iran's essential weakness.
In December it was decided to increase the authorized strength of the Army Mission by nine officers as a compromise between the War Department's desire not to increase the mission at all and Iran's desire to add thirty officers.
www.army.mil /CMH-PG/books/wwii/persian/chapter21.htm   (5690 words)

 AllRefer.com - Iran - Armed Defense Forces & Military : Army, Navy, and Air Force - Historical Background | Iranian ...
Iranian early military history boasts the epic performances of such great leaders as Cyrus the Great and Darius I. The last great Iranian military ruler was Nader Shah, whose army defeated the Mughals of India in 1739.
Against the Allied forces, the Iranian army was decimated in three short days, the fledgling air force and navy were totally destroyed, and conscripts deserted by the thousands.
Separate commands were established for the army, air force, and navy; and all three branches of the military embarked on massive modernization programs, which flourished throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/iran/iran154.html   (2867 words)

 Iran Army
By 1986 the regular army was estimated to have a strength of 305,000 troops.
The evolution of Iranian units over time is somewhat opaque, and rather dated wartime designations are often published, sometimes confusing brigades with division [during the Iran-Iraq war some Brigades formed the nuclei of new divisions, and presumably reverted with the end of the war].
The regular army also has a number of independent brigades and groups, though there is almos no reliable data on the size and number of these smaller independent formations.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/iran/army.htm   (961 words)

 Max Bauer: Master Army Builder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
China’s warlords were obviously threatened by improvements to the Kuomintang central army, and in early 1929 a coalition of four warlords known as the Kwangsi militarists challenged the central government.
Bauer’s contribution to the Iranian build-up was primarily in the area of manufacturing and logistics.
Similarly, Iranian army casualties during the British/Soviet invasion attempt were more than three times as high as that of either of their opponents.
members.aol.com /althist1/Nov01/MaxBauer.htm   (2266 words)

 Articles - Military of Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The army´s aviation unit, whose main operational facilities were located at Esfahan, was largely equipped with United States aircraft, although some helicopters were of Italian manufacture.
Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani said that the test enhanced the Shahab 3´s "power and accuracy." Another test reportedly occurred only two months later, in July 2002, and was again successful.
Iranian troops suffered tens of thousands of casualties from Iraqi chemical weapons during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War.
www.centralairconditioners.net /articles/Military_of_Iran   (1494 words)

 CNN - Iran army forces parade near Afghan border - November 1, 1998
TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) -- Iranian army forces paraded on Sunday near the Afghan border ahead of the final phase of major military exercises, the country's state-run television reported.
Iranian television showed tanks, armored personnel carriers, towed and self-propelled guns, as well as rocket launchers lined up in a desert area in the province of Sistan-Baluchestan.
Iranian TV said the forces were ready to participate on Monday in the last phase of the Zolfaqar-2 maneuvers, named after the sword of Ali -- the cousin of Prophet Mohammed and first Imam of the Shi'ite faith.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/meast/9811/01/iran.wargames   (483 words)

 Imperial Iranian Ground Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Imperial Iranian Armored units were supplied with medium and light tanks of American and British origin, and about 1200 Brithish-maded Chieftain tanks were being delivered to augment the 780 in the inventory.
If the Shir 2 MBTs had been delivered, the Iranian Army would have had the best-protected MBT in the region because the hull and turret incorporated the advanced Chobham armour system for a high level of battlefield protection over the frontal arc.
After the Iranian Revolution the "Shir Iran 2" project was taken over by the British Army and the end result was Challenger later redesignated as Challenger 1 in service with the British Army since 1983.
www.sarbazan.com /iigf.htm   (700 words)

 Boeing's CH-47C Chinook in service to Iran.
An Imperial Iranian Army Aviation (IIAA) CH-47C, tail number 5-4059, is captured on film as it participates in the "Imperial Freedom Air Parade" over Isfahan, in the Summer of 1976.
The Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) and Imperial Iranian Army Aviation (IIAA), also known as Airborne Cavalry Battalion, were formed and developed during the Shah of Iran's regime (1935-1979).
An Iranian Chinook was transporting an army snow bridge to the 17,860 foot high Zagros mountains, west of Iran.
www.chinook-helicopter.com /history/aircraft/iran/iranian.html   (1673 words)

 I Persian Gulf War: Iraqi Invasion of Iran, September 1980
Iranian Army Chieftain seen moving towards the front near Abadan: a single company of these tanks remained inside the city after it was put under a siege by the Iraqis.
Eventually, the Iraqi offensive had to fail: the Iranian regime could not be crushed from within by a foreign intervention, then the highly patriotic Iranians rallied around regardless which leadership in Tehran to defend their country.
Consequently, the Iranians caused immense casualties to the inexperienced Iraqi Army.
www.acig.org /artman/publish/printer_206.shtml   (5498 words)

 Iranian Army - ARRSEpedia
It is worth noting that the Iranian government lists 165 days a year as official days-off and the Iranian Army considers it its patriotic duty to take every one of them.
If planning a night attack, remember that all opposing Iranian units will need to be allowed a long lie-in on the morning after.
It would be a foolish man indeed who counted on the Iranian Army lacking the resolve to die defending their country.
www.arrse.co.uk /wiki/Iranian_Army   (362 words)

 Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sepah-e Pasdaran is separate from and parallel to the regular Iranian army.
The force is also responsible for Iran's missile forces which the regular army has no control over.
It was formed in May, 1979, as a force loyal to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, but later became a full military force along the army in the Iran-Iraq War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islamic_Revolutionary_Guards_Corps   (251 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The soldiers, officers and armymen are the children of the Iranian nation and cannot remain indifferent to the bloody events in the realm and the call--the invitation--of the national and religious leaders.
As the demonstrations continued, the army came to be regarded as the force that prevented the country from sinking into utter chaos.
Whereas General Oveissi had been both the Military Governor of Tehran and the Commander of the Iranian Army, the positions were later separated to attempt to prevent the concentration of too much power in the hands of one individual.
www.ndu.edu /inss/McNair/mcnair48/m48c3.html   (4718 words)

 Iranian Forces - defence Forum for army related discussions featuring: army warfare, army weapons, world armed forces, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
however the iranian army is loyal to the katami ragime and they would fight to the death.
The Iranian Zulfiqar [Zolfaqar] main battle tank is believed to be pieced together or developed from major components of the Russian T-72 and American M48 and M60 tanks.
The Iranian Cobra or BMT-2 armored personnel carrier appearss to be an indigenous design armed with a 30 mm gun or the ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun—a light automatic weapons system that Iran has been manufacturing for some years.
www.defencetalk.com /forums/showthread.php?p=26969   (2174 words)

 Army takes control of Iran nukes - World - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The NCRI is the political arm of the People's Mujahadeen, a secular Iranian bloc that broke violently with the Islamic leaders of the revolution shortly after the ouster of the U.S.-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Houchang Hassan-Yari, a political scientist at the Royal Military College of Canada, noted in a recent analysis that current and former members of the IRGC now can be found throughout Iran's political and administrative bureaucracy, from lawmakers in parliament to mayors, university officials and even managers of some of Iran's biggest business concerns.
The corps is "on the verge of being transformed from a junior player in the country's military defense to a key factor in the country's military and security doctrine -- a rise that could come at the [traditional] army's expense," he noted.
www.washtimes.com /world/20051005-121400-6491r.htm   (678 words)

 Sebeos' History
Despite the fact that he had wrought much carnage among the Iranian troops, nonetheless, all the Iranian troops mourned him because of his bravery and manliness and because he was a powerful and tall youth.
Now because the Iranian troops were tired from such a long and dangerous journey during which many of the men and horses had died along the way, and since, therefore, [many] were on foot, they were unable to quickly pursue [the Byzantines].
The Iranians grew stronger, went and took the city of Tarsus and all the inhabitants in the district of Cilicia.
rbedrosian.com /seb8.htm   (4689 words)

 Former Iranian Army Colonel Acquitted in Islamic Court
An army colonel, he also was serving as lay pastor for an Assemblies of God congregation in Bandar-i Bushehr.
After five months of interrogation in strict solitary confinement, Pourmand was arraigned in February before a military court, accused of "deceiving the Iranian armed forces" by not reporting his conversion to Christianity.
Recently, unprecedented protests continued in front of the Iranian Parliament building, where students and civic leaders staged sit-ins and raised placards and banners demanding the release of Ganji, now seriously ill after five years in prison.
www.aina.org /news/20050604132213.htm   (683 words)

 Iran News - Rafsanjani says Iranian army the strongest in region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tehran, Apr 14 - Head of Expediency Council Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said here Monday that Iranian armed forces today are the strongest military force in the region due to their intensified military training in the post-Iraqi imposed war era, IRNA reported.
Rafsanjani told a group of military officials that the Iranian armed forces are as "strong and firm" as Damavand peak (west of Tehran) and enjoy high and rich experiences in military domain.
He also criticized the US and British invasion of Iraq, saying both the war and certain countries had made the region insecure, proving that they are "savage wolves" sticking to their claims.
iranmania.com /News/ArticleView?NewsCode=15084&NewsKind=CurrentAffairs   (418 words)

 Chapter XX: The U. S. Army and Aid to Iran
The United States was informed that the arrival of its troops was regarded as an infringement of Iranian sovereignty and was pressed to regularize their status by adhering to the Tri-Partite Treaty as a means of securing formal permission for their presence and of defining the conditions under which they were to remain.
The services which the U.S. Army was able to render to the Iranian economy during the war period, while useful and numerous, were not in themselves either so vast or so significant as to justify more than passing mention in a general account of the U.S. Army in the Persian Corridor.
In the determination of these the Army's voice in military lend-lease and in the apportionment of its personnel and equipment was fairly matched by the Department of State's voice at the diplomatic level.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/persian/chapter20.htm   (7631 words)

 Iran and the Revolution: An exposure of the American Plans
In addition, the Iranian arms buildup might have forced Iraq to move closer to the Soviet Union for protection and armaments, which consequently could have increased the rise in armaments in the region, jeopardizing U.S. efforts to have a friendly relationship with Baghdad.
The Ambassador said that the reason for this was the possibility of a dangerous conflict between the army and the people, and the fear that the leftist world infiltrates and benefit from the conflict between Khomeini and the army.
It was also to preserve the strength of the army to play a future role similar to the role which 'Suharto' played in Indonesia or to the role the generals played in a coup in Chile against Salvador Allende.
islamicweb.com /beliefs/cults/iranian_revolution.htm   (9272 words)

 Iranian Army articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Safavid SAFAVID [Safavid], Iranian dynasty (1499-1736), that established Shiite Islam in Iran as an official state religion.
He began his career as an army officer and gained a reputation for great valor and leadership.
Transcaucasia TRANSCAUCASIA [Transcaucasia], transitional region between Europe and Asia, extending from the Greater Caucasus to the Turkish and Iranian borders, between the Black and Caspian seas.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Iranian+Army   (524 words)

 Iranian army to provide relief assistance to quake-hit areas
He added that all of army's bases have been in full alert in Kerman to provide help to the NDH in its grim task of helping the earthquake victims.
Latest reports from Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) puts the official death count at about 500 while the count by ISNA at 790.
The epicenter of the early morning quake, with a magnitude of 6.4, was located in the town of Zarand, about 700 km southeast of Tehran.
www.payvand.com /news/05/feb/1157.html   (492 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
"An Iranian pilot officer of the regime's Army Air Corps,...fled to Iraqi Kurdistan with his helicopter on Wednesday, May 31, and sought asylum from the United Nations officials in the city of Sulaimaniya," the group said in a statement.
The United Nations confirmed on Saturday that an Iranian army pilot had fled to northern Iraq in his helicopter....
In a dispatch monitored in London, IRNA said Rafsanjani was addressing a large gathering Saturday on the eve of the 6th death anniversary of Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini....
www.iran-e-azad.org /english/boi/01820605.95   (511 words)

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