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Korea, North Military Profile

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Military branches
Korean People's Army (KPA): KPA Ground Forces, KPA Navy, KPA Air Force (includes air defense), KPA Strategic Force (missile forces); Guard Command (protects the Kim family, other senior North Korean leadership figures, and government facilities in Pyongyang); Ministry of Public Security: Border Guards, civil security forces (2019)
Military service age and obligation
17 years of age for compulsory male and female military service; service obligation 10 years for men, to age 23 for women (2015)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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