North Korean Missiles Trucks during live-fire exercises conducted in early March, 2012 (North Korea apparently simulates rough combat conditions by lacking money for roads)

North Korean Missiles Trucks during live-fire exercises conducted in early March, 2012 (North Korea apparently simulates rough combat conditions by lacking money for roads)

The entire time I spent watching the below video, I couldn’t help feel that I was watching a 1960s/1970s era Godzilla movie. The technology on display would seem inferior and dated if shown in the original “Red Dawn.” In fact, Hollywood will likely have to upgrade and modernize the North Korean weapons in the coming “Red Dawn” remake beyond reality just to appear credible.

Needless to say, despite the hilarity of watching the “wrinkle in time” North Korean military, they’re still savvy and ingenious enough to sink modern South Korean naval ships, and have enough men and artillery massed on the border to constantly remind Seoul that starting a war would cripple 50 years of blazing progress.

But that happy guy on a PT Boat-esque boat, commanding the firing of deck launched torpedoes, and Katyusha rocket trucks that look like they just arrived from the battle of Stalingrad, those really made my day…..

…..that, and chrome machine guns.

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Craig was born & raised in the United States, having recently returned there after over five years in Asia. He is currently pursuing further education in the realms of East Asian Studies and Politics. Craig is an avid fan of the political, economic, and military machinations occurring throughout the Asian continent and how those turning gears affect the rest of the world. He's currently covering both North and South Korea for Asia Security Watch, enjoying shedding light on to this far-too-often ignored slice of Asia.
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