There is often talk among talking heads, and elsewhere too I'd presume about North Korea's military, and how prodigious and large it is. At the same time there is often talk about just how little we know of North Korea. An opaque regime is often one of the descriptors.
Perhaps they do have a large army. I'm skeptical however. Given the number of years they've been ostracized from the world, and how they've struggled to even feed their people, I have to wonder just now modern and capable their military is. So what if it is 'large' by numbers and pieces of artillery. Iraq at the time of the first Gulf War had the third largest army. How'd that work for them?
It goes without saying any one Western military serviceman is likely worth 8 or 10 of North Korea's. What is the state of their Air Force, and what is it's capability? Just how modern is their equipment? We can only guess at these things, but I wouldn't be the least surprised if we were talking 50s-60s era military hardware.
Now, that's not to say we should not be concerned, nor underestimate them. That would be foolish. Yes, they do have some nuclear capability. Do they have an effective, reliable delivery system?
The biggest concerns would be refugees, and wild flailing of their military popping off missiles into South Korea and perhaps Japan too. These things are not to be dismissed by any means. I just wonder though.