Will Kirby – January 11, 2018
Lieutenant General In-Bum Chun, one of South Korea’s most decorated military leaders in history, claims a 14-year-old North Korean gets more than 100 hours of military training each year.
This means by the time they reach conscription age and serve their time in the military they are able to fire an array of weapons, including an AK-47 machine gun, as well as launch grenades and effectively fend for themselves.
He said: “North Korea is very militarised, far beyond any imagination of western powers.
“The entire country is like a barracks.
He added the “entire state looks for talented people” in order to better prepare the country for conflict.
One of the hermit state’s most powerful tools is its computer hacking abilities, and the caste system that dictates people’s roles is set aside when it comes to selecting recruits for this special task.
These “computer whizz kids” are selected from as young as 12 or 13 years old.