27 January 2021
Dr Liang Tuang Nah, is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS), a constituent unit of RSIS. In an opinion piece, he comments on how North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a lavish military parade on 18 Jan where many new models of military hardware were showcased. Dr Liang wrote, “At first glance, it would appear that Pyongyang is engaging in a vigorous program of military modernization, intended to narrow the technological lead that the United States and South Korea enjoy in terms of conventional arms, since the bulk of the North’s ordnance dates back to or is based on weapons from the 1960s to 1980s.”
…Liang Tuang Nah, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS), a constituent unit of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). This commentary is purely the writer’s own opinion and does not reflect the views of the IDSS, RSIS or NTU.
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