Kyle Mizokami discusses the bulk of North Korea’s army – 1.1 million in infantry, with approximately 200,000 light infantry and special forces.
North Korea’s light infantry and special forces are taking on increasing importance. The country’s aging mechanized units, starved for technology and fuel, are becoming less relevant to the country’s war plans.
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. Today, the bulk of the KPA’s 1.1 million army is infantry, with approximately 200,000 light infantry and special forces. More
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