North Korea's stuff is so outdated that any assault will disable them quickly. The only thing they have now are missiles but from the looks of it those might also give out before they can reach their target if they can get to their target. They end up hitting themselves or China. *laugh*.
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Artillery, especially in the numbers NK has, don't need to be new to be effective. He has enough guns that he can cause an incredible amount of destruction before we find and destroy them all. And a large percentage of them are in hardened positions. It will take time to knock them all out and they will be raining down death and destruction all the while until we do.
What they don't have in technology they can make up for in numbers and espionage so the NKs' military should not be underestimated.
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I am sure that many people are taking their military seriously. They have proven that they have a lot of weapons and the men who are willing to use them on the south or anyone else they set their sights on. I am sure that they have some modern style weapons they have received from China.
I don't think many people underestimate North Korea's military. Even their old weapons, much of their artillery is from the 50s and 60s, is still quite lethal, and they have a lot of it.
Maybe that's why there has been no major moves from the west as yet despite the taunts of the South Korea to attack and be over with it.
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Actually, the South Korean president is trying to dial down the rhetoric. There really haven't been taunts that I'm aware of coming from the South. Did I miss something?
I see that North Korea has made another missile launch to test their capabilities. The fact that they launched from a new location shows that they are capable of launching missiles from anywhere. This means that it will be harder to spot and stop a missile before it is launched.