Korean People's Army

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Korean People's Army

Supreme CommanderKim Jong-un
Founded1948 February 8
Membership1,280,000 (active)

The Korean People's Army (KPA) is the military of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the revolutionary armed wing of the Workers' Party.[1] It consists of five branches: the Ground Force, Naval Force, Air and Anti-Air Force, Strategic Rocket Force, and the Special Operation Force. It has 1,280,000 active duty soldiers and 600,000 reserves.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

In November of 2023, the Korean People’s Army acquired both their first tactical nuclear attack submarine and their first reconnaissance satellite.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Korean People's Army" (2021-06-24). GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  2. IISS (2021). International Institute for Strategic Studies (p. 274). London: The Military Balance 2021. ISBN 9781032012278
  3. "KPA, Strongest Revolutionary Armed Forces in World" (2024-02-09). Rodong Sinmun. Retrieved 2024-02-09.