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North Korea's Army: 1.1 Million Strong (And They Have Lots of Guns)

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia Here is what you need to know about Pyongyang's firearms  Infantry weapons have long been a pillar of the North Korean People’s Army, or KPA for short. The KPA that invaded South Korea was largely an infantry army, and despite significant mechanization in the 1970s the foundation of the army has been its infantry forces. Show More Summary

What If… Kim Had Won?

Latest at the National Interest tackles a hypothetical I’ve been interested in for some time: In the summer of 1950, the Korean People’s Army (KPA) came tantalizingly close to rolling up UN forces on the Korean Peninsula. Only a heroic defense around Pusan prevented a total victory for North Korea (the DPRK), thus allowing MacArthur’s […]

How North Korean Tanks Overran the Army’s Task Force Smith in Korea

On June 25, 1950 eighty-nine thousand soldiers of the North Korean People’s Army launched a devastating surprise attack on South Korea. Well equipped with Soviet-supplied tanks, artillery and automatic weapons, they swiftly overran defending South Korean troops that numbered less than half their number and seized the capital of Seoul in just three days.

What If North Korea Had Won the Korean War?

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

In the summer of 1950, the Korean People’s Army (KPA) came tantalizingly close to rolling up UN forces on the Korean Peninsula. Only a heroic defense around Pusan prevented a total victory for North Korea (the DPRK), thus allowing MacArthur’s war-changing invasion at Inchon. How Could North Korea Have Won?

How North Korean Tanks Overran the Army’s Task Force Smith in Korea

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia And what it could mean for NATO in the Baltics. On June 25, 1950 eighty-nine thousand soldiers of the North Korean People’s Army launched a devastating surprise attack on South Korea. Well equipped with...Show More Summary

What If North Korea Had Won the Korean War?

Robert Farley History, Asia Yes, the Korean Crisis could be far worse.  In the summer of 1950, the Korean People’s Army (KPA) came tantalizingly close to rolling up UN forces on the Korean Peninsula. Only a heroic defense around Pusan prevented a total victory for North Korea (the DPRK), thus allowing MacArthur’s war-changing invasion at Inchon. Show More Summary

North Korea Sets Up First Military Parade of 2018 and New Weapons Are Likely to Be on Show

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

A massive North Korean military parade has been in the works for months. It is set for February 8, the 70th anniversary of the Korean People's Army.

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir: How China Saved North Korea from Extinction

Daniel L. Davis History, Asia If only U.S. military planners had thought a little differently.  On June 25, 1950, the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) under Marshal Kim Il-sung launched a no-notice invasion of South Korea. Many areShow More Summary

Chinese Military Rushed To North Korean Border In "Preparation For War": Report

A Chinese province along the border with North Korea is seeing an influx of Chinese tanks, soldiers, and military trucks, according to the  DailyNK and the Daily Star. According to the same report, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) forces...Show More Summary

How a North Korean soldier crashed a vehicle, got shot 5 times, and dashed across the border to South Korea

The American-led United Nations Command has released the much-anticipated footage of the defection of a Korean People's Army (KPA) soldier. The soldier made his move around 3 p.m. local time on November 13. The footage shows how theShow More Summary

‘Trump Is Mentally Ill’: North Korean Officer Explains Why He Is Confident Pyongyang Will Win War Against U.S.

In a report by NBC News, an unnamed officer in the North Korean army explained why he and other men of the Korean People’s Army were confident that their country would win a war against the U.S. According to the officer, victory is assured for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in any conflict with the U.S. Show More Summary

North Korean military official provides chilling answer why his country doesn’t fear Trump

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In a report on the rising tensions between the United States and North Korea, an officer in the Korean People’s Army expressed confidence that his side would prevail in a possible thermonuclear war because President Donald Trump is “mentally ill.” In what should be concerning...

North Korea's Air Force Is Total Junk (But It Can Still Kill)

North Korea’s Korean People's Army Air Force (KPAAF)—referred to as the Air and Anti-Air Force Command in South Korean documents—is not in the top ranks of the world’s air forces. The regime’s survival is their survival, and thus the...Show More Summary

North Korea's Air Force Is Total Junk (But It Can Still Kill)

TNI Staff Security, Asia It might be old but it has its uses.  North Korea’s Korean People's Army Air Force (KPAAF)—referred to as the Air and Anti-Air Force Command in South Korean documents—is not in the top ranks of the world’s air...Show More Summary

5 Ways North Korea's Military Could Start World War III

5 months agoNews : The Lookout

North Korea invests heavily in special operations forces to offset its conventional weakness. In 2010 it reported that the Korean People’s Army had 200,000-odd special operations forces tasked to carry out attacks on major South Korean and American facilities in South Korea, as well as assassinations of government officials. Show More Summary

5 Ways North Korea's Military Could Start World War III

Dave Majumdar Security, Asia 5 weapons, that is.  North Korea invests heavily in special operations forces to offset its conventional weakness. In 2010 it reported that the Korean People’s Army had 200,000-odd special operations forces...Show More Summary

North Korea's Artillery and Rocket Launchers Could Do Some Serious Damage

Kyle Mizokami Security, What could it do?  North Korean artillery will undoubtedly play a very large role in any future conflict. While the Korean People’s Army certainly has a large amount of cannon and rocket artillery, recent experience suggests that it falls short of its actual potential. Show More Summary

The Guns of August 'Locked and Loaded'

(Balkis Press/Sipa USA via AP Images) An undated photo from North Korean News Agency released August 2017 shows Kim Jon Un visiting a Korean People's Army unit in an undisclosed location in North Korea. V iolent rhetoric doesn’t always bring violence itself, but Donald Trump’s presidency is putting that relationship to the test. Show More Summary

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praises plan for ‘enveloping fire at Guam’

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Seoul (dpa) – During an inspection of the Strategic Force Command of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heard about and “praised” a plan for “an enveloping fire at Guam,” North Korean state news agency KCNA reported Tuesday. Kim...

N. Korea leader briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam

North Korea said Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its … Click to Continue »

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