Active forces: 1.2 million
Reserves: More than 5 million
Special operations forces: 100,000
Korean People's Army (KPA)
The largest branch of the North Korean military is the Korean People's Army, or KPA.
996,000 ground forces
3,800 main battle tanks
2,270 armored personnel carriers
11,200 artillery pieces
North Korea's navy is divided into two fleets: the East Sea and the West Sea fleets.
430 combat vessels
40 submarines (26 attack subs)
340 support ships
KPA Air Force
There are six divisions in North Korea's air force: 3 combat divisions, 2 for transport and 1 for training.
850 combat aircraft
820 support aircraft and helicopters
North Korea is believed to have between 600 and 750 ballistic missiles in its arsenal, with several more in development.
Missile Range Inventory/status
Nodong 1,300 km 100 missiles built
Taepodong I 1,300 km Believed to be under development
Taepodong II Could reach U.S. sites in Guam, Alaska, U.S. West Coast Believed to be under development
North Korea has an estimated 13,000 hardened artillery sites, many of the pieces aimed at targets in and around the South Korean capital, Seoul.
Like much of North Korea's armed forces, they are well camouflaged and bunkered in.
4,000 are near the DMZ and 200 to 300 in range of Seoul.
U.S. officials believe every fourth round has a chemical tip.
North Korea has the world's third largest stock of chemical weapons.
Included in the arsenal is mustard gas, phosgene, sarin and V-agents.
Pyongyang also has an active biological weapons program.
Its inventory is believed to include anthrax, botulism, cholera, hemorrhagic fever, plague, smallpox, typhoid and yellow fever.
North Korea announced in February 2005 that it possesses nuclear weapons.
U.S. intelligence estimates North Korea has enough weapons grade plutonium for two to five nuclear devices.
The U.S. also says it believes North Korea has began reprocessing spent nuclear fuel rods which, if successful, could contain enough plutonium to
produce between six to 12 nuclear weapons.