South Korea vs. North Korea: Who Has the More Powerful Military?
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Doug Bandow

Korean Security,

Comparing the capabilities of the two Koreas’ militaries isn’t easy given their radically different capabilities, especially the North’s possession of nuclear weapons. But that judgment doesn’t much matter so long as the U.S. is responsible for the ROK’s defense.

In the past, South Koreans believed that North Korea had the stronger military. The numbers have recently flipped, however, and a plurality now believes the South is stronger. Why opinion shifted, and...

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