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JH Ahn was an NK News contributor based in Seoul. He previously worked as an interpreter for United States Forces Korea.
Pictures of North Korean tanks released during a recent training exercise show that the Korean Peoples' Army (KPA) has fitted them with some experimental modifications, long-time DPRK military observers told NK News on Monday.
The modifications are most likely aimed at enhancing its counter ROK-U.S. capabilities, but it remains to be seen if these new designs could actually help overcome the KPA's long-term weaknesses against the alliance, experts said, or whether they are simply for show.