North Korea has moved scores of tanks and armored vehicles to an Army corps near the border with China in Ryanggang Province. The 12th Corps, which was established in 2010, is tasked with responding to movements of Chinese troops in an emergency.
A source on Monday said about 80 tanks have been deployed in Ryanggang Province, where there had not been a single one before. The corps has been "turned into an attack force after it has been reinforced" with an armored infantry unit, a unit of multiple rocket launchers, and a special warfare and sharpshooter brigade.
The source attributed the moves to fears that sole ally China could "betray" the North amid increasing pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear program.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
ETA - Im curious if its related to this -
2013 - US officials say military buildup in China related to N. Korea tensions, tanks spotted
originally posted by: jude11
a reply to: Xcathdra
Kim may be insane but he isn't stupid. Big difference.
” Formed in 2010, the unit has the specific task of repelling Chinese troops in the event of an incident in the border region. However, military analysts believe that the North Korean unit would stand little chance in the event of a full-scale attack by Chinese forces. Quoting South Korean sources, the paper also reported that a further 80 armoured personnel carriers were scheduled to be deployed to the province in the near future, apparently on the orders of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader.
Are you so sure he didn't think Dennis Rodman was Barrack Obama?
a reply to: jude11
Unfortunately, NK can't win this one so I have to call hoax. Kim may be insane but he isn't stupid. Big difference.