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What is North Korea’s Military Strength Now? Would They Still Need China’s Assistance in a War?

The article delves into North Korea’s military capabilities and its readiness for conflict without necessitating Chinese assistance. It highlights North Korea’s considerable active military personnel, with a significant portion dedicated to the army. Despite economic challenges and a focus on quantity over quality in military assets, North Korea has advanced in missile and nuclear weapon development, achieving milestones like the successful test of the Hwasong-17 missile. The article contrasts North Korea’s outdated air force and navy with its formidable artillery strength, posing a significant threat to South Korea due to proximity. It also touches on the potential for Chinese support under the Sino-North Korean Mutual Aid and Cooperation Friendship Treaty, emphasizing the preference for peace over conflict in the current global military landscape.

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