Many readers of this blog are well away of North Korea’s forward strategy for war with the South, along with the DPRK’s tunnels under the ‘Z. The report below updates some of the facts, analysis and strategies that show a new Korean War would burn hottest in the DMZ.
“North Korea’s armed forces number 1.2 million armed men and women in uniform, and the armed forces maintain a decidedly offensive stance. Approximately 70 percent of ground forces and 50 percent of air and naval forces are within sixty miles of the DMZ. North Korea built several underground tunnels that crossed the DMZ, with at least four having been detected—and sealed—by the Republic of Korea Army between 1974 and 2000. Starting in the early 2000s, Pyongyang reportedly began building a network of at least eight hundred bunkers near the border, each capable of sheltering 1,500 to 2,000 KPA light infantry troops to act as protective marshaling points before the troops spearhead a cross-border assault:” concludes the National Interest. Read the report here.