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September 08, 2022
Russia Might be Buying North Korean Arms. But Are They Reliable?
Source: Voice of America
Journalist William Gallo
Some North Korean artillery appears to be unreliable and ineffective, though. As an example, many defense experts cite North Korea’s 2010 shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island during a flareup in tensions.
However, even flawed weapons can prove effective if you have enough of them, said Michael Kofman, director of the Russia Studies Program at CNA. “With ammo, quantity has a quality of its own,” he told VOA. “Lower quality doesn’t mean 100% doesn’t work.
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