I've long suspected that Iran would be an unchallenging military adversary for the US; after all, this is the military that spent six years futilely battering against the same Iraqi army that the Americans blasted out of Kuwait in a hundred hours in 1991. Foreign Policy has more information on the state of the training and equipment of the Iranian armed forces and Revolutionary Guards in this story from May last year and concludes that bad organisation and lack of equipment mean that
It is hard to envision Iran’s ramshackle forces giving a modern Western force the “burning hell” Iran’s leaders have promised. Only Iranian ingenuity has kept the military from falling into complete disarray, according to Pike. “Their understanding of war is about a century behind America’s understanding of war,” he says.