Forget North Korea: South Korea Is Truly a Military Powerhouse
The National Interest -

Kyle Mizokami


Kim should watch out. 

As a country that has faced for decades the prospect of invasion, the army maintains large numbers of second line reservists. Seven reserve infantry divisions augment active army units, while twelve “local” defense/homeland defense divisions scattered across the country protect rear-area security against North Korean special forces, agents and infiltrators.

In the last seventy years, the Republic of Korea Army (ROK Army) has evolved from a...

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