September 30, 2023

The state of North Korea’s military: Past, present and future

Five military specialists debate the strengths and weaknesses about North Korea's capabilities

North Korea can’t win a war with the South – particularly in the U.S. is involved – but it has the ability to do significant damage if war takes place.

A panel of military experts surveyed by NK News pointed to new developments in the North’s missile-delivery systems, giving it the increased ability to strike targets inside the South much further away than Seoul. These strikes could hit U.S. military targets, inflict serious damage on the South’s military capabilities and – one expert said – might even render the South a third-world economy again.