North Korea: 800,000 enlisted to fight the US
March 21, 2023

North Korea sees an uptick in military sign-ups to fight against the US. North Korea has reported an increase in military sign-ups following recent escalations in tensions with the United States.

The country’s state-run media, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), announced that thousands of young people have volunteered to join the military to defend their homeland against the “aggressive and provocative” actions of the US. This comes amid growing concerns over North Korea’s nuclear capabilities and missile tests, which have been met with international condemnation.

According to KCNA, the number of people enlisting in the military has tripled in the past month, with many citing a desire to protect their country from what they see as US aggression. The report also stated that the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, has personally overseen the training of new recruits, emphasizing the importance of “self-reliance and the ability to defend oneself against imperialist powers.”

The increase in military sign-ups comes after the US and South Korea held joint military exercises in the region, which North Korea has condemned as a provocative act. In response, N. Korea conducted a series of missile tests, which it claimed were necessary for self-defense.

Experts have expressed concern over the recent escalation in tensions between North Korea and the US, particularly in light of the country’s nuclear capabilities. North Korea has conducted several nuclear tests in recent years, and many experts believe that the country now has the ability to launch a nuclear strike against the US.

The international community has called on N. Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, but the country has refused to do so, citing the need for self-defense. The US has imposed economic sanctions on North Korea in an attempt to force it to abandon its nuclear program, but these have had little effect so far.

The recent increase in military sign-ups in North Korea is likely to further escalate tensions with the US and increase concerns over the country’s nuclear capabilities. The international community will be closely watching the situation to see how it develops in the coming weeks and months.

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