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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's immediate threat to South Korea has grown, with 20,000 more special warfare troops deployed near their border along with 200 new tanks, a defence white paper published by the South on Thursday said.
The publication of the biennial report comes as tensions on the divided peninsula are at their highest in decades following North Korea's shelling of a South Korean island in November.
The size of the North's military remained steady from two years ago at 1.19 million troops, the defence ministry paper said, but its "asymmetrical threat" grew with Pyongyang's continued pursuit of weapons of mass destruction.
Originally posted by open_eyeballs
reply to post by ironfalcon
How does N. Korea purchase anything? there money has to be worth next to nothing. They have no economy for crying out loud. How do they support such a military? Makes no sense.