South Korea is still officially at war with North Korea and Kim Jeong-Eun, the North Korean leader, regularly threatens to attack the South to various extents.

South Korea has a mandatory military service. In short,

  1. All men, between the age of 18 and 35 years old, have to do their services for about 2 years.
  2. After conscription, every man is automatically placed on reserve roster. Men have to attend yearly training and can be called to serve in the army in case of need.

How would conscripts and reservists be mobilized and used in case of an active war between both Koreas?

The possibility of war has been an important matter in South Korea for decades. Have the people (South Korean president/government and/or Commander in Chief of the Korean army) in charge of the military strategy against North Korea ever made any public statement about the role of military service?

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    I think it's generally understood in South Korea that the army (including conscripts) might have to fight North Korea one day. For obvious reasons, the details of South Korean military strategy will not be available to the public. Oct 10, 2017 at 7:44
  • The role of any army is primarily self-defense. In terms of conscription, it is still a policy in countries such as Austria, Egypt and Turkey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription#/media/… Oct 10, 2017 at 20:15
  • Wait...is this actually Kim Jong-Un asking?
    – user1530
    Oct 11, 2017 at 5:01
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    @blip: nytimes.com/2017/10/10/world/asia/… 필요 없어 미국 바보... er... I mean... me and august leader of North Korea are different people!
    – Taladris
    Oct 11, 2017 at 5:19


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