Despite frequent predictions of imminent collapse, the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea continues to pose a threat to South Korea and remains a destabilizing element of north Asia. The armed forces continue to be the core of the regime, deploying formidable paramilitary and internal security forces against its own people, maintaining a wide network of intelligence services throughout the region, and developing an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. This book provides a detailed account of the links between the regime and the forces, and then describes each wing: air forces, naval forces, ground forces, paramilitary forces, internal security and intelligence reviews.
Joseph S. Bermudez is an internationally recognized analyst, author and lecturer on North Korean defense and intelligence affairs.
Overview; command and control; Korean People's Army ground forces; Korean People's Navy Command; Korean People's Air and Air Defence Command; paramilitary and reserve forces; intelligence and internal security services; weapons of mass destruction; ballistic missiles; appendix - order of battle.