The US military report, published in July and entitled “North Korean Tactics”, is 332 pages long and contains information on strategies, troops, types of weapons and the capabilities of electronic warfare. It shows that the isolated country will not give up its arms stocks, their goal being to discourage other nations from forcing a regime change in North Korea.
“Possession of a nuclear arsenal and the development of missile technology are attempts to ensure that foreign powers will not interfere with its internal affairs for fear of nuclear retaliation,” the report said, according to Anadolu Agency.
According to the report, North Korea has between 2,500 and 5,000 tons of chemical weapons – about 20 different types, including neurotoxic agents such as sarin.
“Estimates of the number of nuclear weapons are between 20 and 60 bombs and a capacity to produce six new devices a year,” the report said.
The US military believes that in a conflict situation North Korea will use chemical projectiles “with a high probability”, the Daily Mail quoted Yonhap News as saying. At the same time, it is possible that the North Korean regime has developed chemical weapons based on anthrax or measles virus, noting that a single kilogram of anthrax launched with a rocket from Seoul could kill 50,000 people.
North Korea has also developed electronic warfare capabilities and has more than 6,000 hackers operating in countries such as Belarus, China, India, Malaysia and Russia.
“North Korea can successfully carry out invasive activities specific to electronic warfare from the security of its own territory. It has a worldwide network and can reach targets from anywhere in the world as long as they are connected to the internet. ”
The countries, which were not named in the report, said North Korea was continuing to develop its nuclear capabilities, despite stopping nuclear tests following negotiations between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un – currently at a standstill. .
In 2017, when the tests stopped, North Korea announced that it had completed the race for the “Bomb”, a statement received with international skepticism.
North Korea’s latest nuclear test was of the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, which is capable of crossing the mainland of the United States.
North Korea also reportedly tested an underground thermonuclear bomb that led to the partial collapse of the mountain above.
Experts warned at the time that Kim only had to miniaturize the bomb so that it could attach it to a rocket, and then develop precision launch technology on a target to take possession of a weapon with which to threaten the United States.