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Military power of North Korea and USA

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

Military budget: 15 billion $ 610 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 3,1%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 1 281 900
Reserve personnel: 600 000 811 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 73 270 043

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Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 6 393×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 41 760
Total artillery: 13 000 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 950
Rocket artillery: 5 000 1 197

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 12 304
Fighter aircraft: 349 457
Multirole aircraf: 35 2 192
Attack aircraft: 154 587
Helicopters: 202 4 889

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Navy

Total naval: 525 437
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 75 71

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Military service

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.

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.