North Korea's Military Is Huge But Hollow
North Korea boasts a million-strong army, but its troops are underfed, its weapons are deteriorating and its equipment is outdated.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | August 21, 2015
Every now and then, North Korea threatens to reduce its southern neighbor into a "sea of fire." Sure, chances of an all-out nuclear inferno are slim, but does North Korea pose a military threat?
The country fields over 1 million troops — giving it one of the world's biggest armies. South Korea has about half that number. And it's not just manpower where the North has the advantage. When it comes to weaponry, it outstrips the South in nearly every category.
On paper, North Korea’s military assets look impressive. But it has the edge only in quantity — not quality.