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Military power of USA and North Korea

Country: USA North Korea
Capital: Washington Pyongyang
Population: 324 527 000 24 895 000
Area: 9 857 306 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads <10 warheads
More: USA military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 301 300 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 600 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 4 000
Total artillery: 3 269 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 950 4 500
Rocket artillery: 1 197 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 906
Fighter aircraft: 388 349
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 35
Attack aircraft: 470 154
Helicopters: 5 000 202

Navy

Total naval: 436 525
Aircraftcarriers: 20 0
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 70 75

Military service

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary service.