North Korea Army Nations // Asia

OVERVIEW The Korean People's Army (KPA), the largest and most formidable of the DPRK's military forces, is responsible for the coordination of land combat forces, the operation of Special Purpose Forces (SPF) and low-level air defense missions. Sixty-five percent of all KPA ground units, including artillery, are forward-deployed along the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Beginning in the 1980s, the KPA's force structure became increasingly mobile and mechanized, with a steady increase in...


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