An army of more than half a million South Korean soldiers is ready to confront North Korea

An army of more than half a million South Korean soldiers is ready to confront North Korea 0
An army of more than half a million South Korean soldiers is ready to confront North Korea 0

The Korean Army participates in exercises.

Nearly 70 years after its founding, the Korean army has developed from a small and weak guard force into one of the largest, strongest and most modernly equipped armies in the world.

The predecessor force of the South Korean army was established in 1945, after the United States took control of the southern half of the Korean peninsula.

However, this force revealed its weakness in combat capabilities when the North Korean army crossed the border in June 1950.

After the war, the United States conducted efforts to properly train and build the Korean army for the next several years.

The Korean Army is organized on the model of the US Army, with three divisions and independent artillery, engineering and information brigades attached to each corps.

The South Korean Army possesses far more powerful and modern weapons and equipment than North Korea.

An army of more than half a million South Korean soldiers is ready to confront North Korea

K2 Black Panther is one of the most powerful tanks in the world.

However, the Korean army is only optimally organized for defensive operations, with no permanent armored divisions, only 4 armored brigades staffed by corps to organize on-the-spot counterattacks.

Seoul also focuses on special forces.

Correlation of North Korean military strength with major powers.

Faced with the risk of attack for decades, South Korea maintains a large reserve force with 7 reserve divisions ready to support standing units.

With such a large and strong infantry force, South Korea can protect the border against any large-scale attacks in the future, expert Mizokami said.

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