North Korean youth enlisting en masse for war with the US

18.03.2023, North Korea.

About 800,000 people applied to enlist in the army to fight the United States within a day, the North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported on March 18.

According to the newspaper, during March 17, as many as 800,000 members of youth unions across the country signed up to enlist or return to the Korean People’s Army to “root out the US imperialists and their traitor puppets” and unify the Korean Peninsula.

It is reported that the number of volunteers is growing in all regions of the country.

The publication notes that the actions of the US and its allies can no longer be ignored as they blatantly and extensively encroach on North Korea’s sovereignty and security interests.

On March 13, the US and South Korea began large-scale military exercises Warrior Shield in the region, including a landing operation.

North Korea has a conscription system. All North Korean men are obliged to serve in the army at least 10 years, women – at least three years. The population of the North Korean is 26 million people according to the figures of 2022.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency