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National Interest spoke about the North Korean "secret weapon"

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DPRK's underground military facilities may become “secret weapons"The military in the event of war on the Korean Peninsula, writes the magazine National Interest.




“In North Korea, there is a wide underground-based military infrastructure, which can be an advantage to the DPRK in a military conflict. In 1974, an underground tunnel was discovered under a demilitarized zone (DMZ). An hour to two thousand North Korean soldiers are able to cross the DMZ underground. An even higher capacity tunnel was also opened in 1978, ”the article cites. RIA News.

According to the magazine, since then, "four more ways have been discovered that allow the North Korean army to cross the South Korean defenses underground at a speed of one combined-arms brigade per hour."

At the same time, it is impossible to establish the exact number of tunnels. According to former South Korean general Khan Sung Chu, there is “at least an 84 tunnel, some of which reach the center of Seoul”. The South Korean authorities do not believe Han Sung Chu and declare that the tunnels pose no more threat to South Korea (the latter was discovered by them in 1990 year. ”

However, the underground infrastructure created by Pyongyang is not limited to tunnels. The magazine also reports on 3-x ground-based air bases. "The creation of these objects is due to the fact that ground bases will likely be quickly destroyed during a military conflict," explains the publication.

In addition, defectors talk about the creation in the DPRK of underground bunkers to disguise infantry (near 800 facilities) and underground shelters for management (about 8 thousands).

Some tunnels are dug in the mountains, artillery guns are deployed in them.

The author emphasizes that it is practically impossible to detect all these underground military facilities from satellites. In this connection, “the most effective source of information is the defectors”.

“After the discovery, as experts note, there are three ways to destroy the North Korean underground military infrastructure. The first option involves aerial bombardment. However, the military warned that it is very difficult to determine the effectiveness of air strikes against underground targets, ”the article says.

The second option, according to the author, "involves the deployment of troops at the entrance of underground objects and the introduction of fire to kill, but this option also has a weak side, as tunnels and other objects may have several entrances and exits."

Therefore, according to the magazine, the most optimal options are “penetration into these facilities, despite the fact that losses among the American and South Korean armies can be significant.”
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  1. The black
    The black 1 February 2018 10: 05
    +3
    According to former South Korean general Han Sung Chu, there are "at least 84 tunnels, some of which reach the center of Seoul."
    In my opinion, the grandfather is raving ..... although not, maybe Eun is a farce. She is carrying clothes from Seoul wassat
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 1 February 2018 10: 09
      0
      However, it is not possible to establish the exact number of tunnels. According to former South Korean general Han Sun Chu, there are “at least 84 tunnels, some of which reach the center of Seoul”
      . in the rocky ground, on which almost all of S. Korea stands? revised the KHAN clearly the Syrian or Mexican chronicle ...
      1. Anarchist
        Anarchist 1 February 2018 10: 29
        +6
        "Tell me, American, what is the strength? In the money? Here is their brother who says in the money! I think the power is in the Truth! Have you deceived someone that has become stronger? No! And the One whom you deceived - stronger! Because the truth is behind him. Whoever is the truth is stronger ... "
    2. vlad66
      vlad66 1 February 2018 10: 15
      +7
      National Interest
      already all Russian secrets have been told fellow switched to Korea. laughing
      1. Logall
        Logall 1 February 2018 10: 20
        +4
        The DPRK’s strength is that they are not afraid of the “hippopotamus”, they wanted to spit ... But for the USA it’s Seret!
        1. cniza
          cniza 1 February 2018 10: 44
          +2
          Otherwise, they will not survive.
  2. jjj
    jjj 1 February 2018 10: 07
    +1
    The plot for the new blockbuster Hollywood. Tunnel wars. Israel will be invited for consultations
    1. Dormidont
      Dormidont 1 February 2018 18: 25
      +1
      The experience of human beings is useless. DPRK is not Palestine
  3. avt
    avt 1 February 2018 10: 09
    +3
    In 1974, an underground tunnel was discovered that runs under the demilitarized zone (DMZ).
    In less than ... FORTY FOUR years, as
    National Interest spoke about the North Korean "secret weapon"
    wassat And someone is mocking fast Estonians! bully Campaign there in the USA, these, "DB" according to Lavrov no longer know what to write about, but really want to.
    1. The black
      The black 1 February 2018 10: 17
      +2
      Quote: avt
      And someone is mocking fast Estonians!

      Estonians calculate losses in the Battle of the Ice wassat
  4. astepanov
    astepanov 1 February 2018 10: 22
    +1
    Americans - they know everything. And about underground airfields, and about mine carbines, and about the warehouses of test tubes with washing powder. Their job is this: to pit people.
  5. taiga2018
    taiga2018 1 February 2018 10: 41
    0
    the message of this article of a simple, easy walk, as in Iraq, will not work ...
    1. Dormidont
      Dormidont 1 February 2018 18: 24
      +1
      And the walk will be the last
  6. lance
    lance 1 February 2018 11: 31
    0
    the secret seems to be old about the so-called “Ukrainian submarine” undergoing not quite successful tests in the Urals and handed over technical documentation to Korean comrades in 64.
  7. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 1 February 2018 14: 30
    0
    Underground tunnels, cavities, etc. learned well
    track from the air. And not just from the air.
    Israel has devoted several years to this trend.
    After Hamas became interested in tunnels in the territory
    and broke through several times.
  8. Dormidont
    Dormidont 1 February 2018 18: 22
    +1
    Our Western and Middle Eastern partners do not even suspect how many surprises they will be presented with North Korean moles in the Chinese diaspora of America.
  9. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 1 February 2018 20: 15
    0
    Tunnel Rats approve wink