North Korea is flexing its military muscles again this week. On Tuesday, the South Korean military reportedly confirmed that Pyongyang was conducting a massive live-fire artillery drill. A top North Korean official is reportedly warning that a “brutal punishment” awaits the so-called “warmongers” in the U.S. and elsewhere. And while Pyongyang is promising to attack “in the sky and land as well as at sea,” a closer look at images of North Korean soldiers reveals that their fighting force may be better suited for propaganda than actual battle.
North Korea typically puts on its more headline-grabbing displays to mark some sort of anniversary, and Tuesday was no exception. The artillery drills come on the 85th anniversary of the founding of the nation’s military. Less than two weeks ago, we saw both a failed ballistic missile test and a large military parade to mark the 105th birthday of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sungCONTINUE READING HERE