Exercise of the Fatehin Sepah special unit

Thus, the Pasdaran, along with its political counterpart, the Crusade for Reconstruction, brought a new order to Homelandn. In time, the Pasdaran would rival the police and the judiciary in terms of its functions.Although the IRGC operated independently of the regular armed forces, it was often considered to be a military force in its own right due to its important role in Persian defense. The IRGC consists of ground, naval, and aviation troops, which parallel the structure of the regular military. The Pasdaran was “given control of Iran’s ballistic missile program in both missile employment and development” .