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South Korean Military Significantly Smaller than North Korean

Created on February 24, 2015

South Korean Military Significantly Smaller than North Korean

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South Korea has about half as many active-duty troops as North Korea, and the size disadvantage carries over to many categories of military equipment and vehicles.

Source: South Korea Ministry of National Defense, 2012 Defense White Paper, p. 353, http://www.mnd.go.kr/user/mnd_eng/upload/pblictn/PBLICTNEBOOK_201308140915094310.pdf (accessed October 30, 2014).

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