North Korea recently held a major political parade and show. They showed a faked nuclear attack of the United States on a huge screen for the thousands in attendance. According to some military experts, the video show wasn’t the only thing fake in the massive display. Experts believe some of the missiles on display were prototypes or fakes as were many of the weapons held by the hundreds of soldiers.
North Korea is flexing its military muscles again this week, but a closer look at images of the Hermit Kingdom’s soldiers reveals that the fighting force may be better suited for propaganda than actual battle.
On Tuesday, the South Korean military reportedly confirmed that Pyongyang was conducting a massive live-fire artillery drill. A top North Korean official warned that a “brutal punishment” awaits the so-called “warmongers” in the U.S. and elsewhere. The bluster is not new, but this time, it is compounded by rising international tensions.
North Korea typically puts on its more headline-grabbing displays to mark some sort of anniversary, and Tuesday was no exception. The artillery drills come on the 85th anniversary of the founding of the nation’s military. Less than two weeks ago, North Korea mounted both a failed ballistic missile test and a large military parade to mark the 105th birthday of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung.
North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un wants his nation and the world to think he is one of the international big-boys with a threatening force to the reckoned with. Considering how many of the recent missile tests, at least 30, have been failures, and now the news of fake missiles and weapons at the big event, one has to question just how mighty North Korea’s forces are.