The Korea Herald


[Graphic News] S. Korean military ranks No.11

By Yoon Min-sik

Published : April 13, 2016 - 18:23

    • Link copied

South Korea ranks 11th in the world in terms of military strength, according to the website Global Firepower which provides annual assessments of countries’ war capacities.

The ranking took into account the number and diversity of weapons, geographical factors, logistics, natural resources, industry and manpower. Current political or military leadership was not considered.

Seoul dropped from seventh place in 2015 and ninth place in 2014. Japan moved up two spots to No. 7. It had ranked No. 9 in 2015 and No. 10 the year before. North Korea ranks 25th.

Military powerhouse U.S. retained its top spot, followed by Russia, China, India, France and the United Kingdom.