Friday, November 14, 2003

N. Korean troops in trouble?

Is the North Korean military in bad shape? Donald Rumsfeld had this to say:

The North Korean military recently lowered the height and weight requirements for soldiers because of the starvation around the country made it harder to find qualified recruits, he said.

Also, soldiers appear to be 14 or 15 years old when they join, instead of at least 17 or 18, he said, a sign the military is having trouble.

I'd say they are desperate. The Russian military seems to be in a similar situation as well.


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