According to an international survey, Myanmar’s military has become weak and its strength is decreasing. Before the coup, the Myanmar army was estimated to have 300,000 to 400,000 troops, but now only half of it is left. The actual strength is only about 150,000, and after the coup, more than 20,000 have been lost due to the deaths in the battle with the CDM. Therefore, the coup military council is no longer able to suppress the opposition’s armed struggle and consolidate its grip on power.
Because the Burmese military has lied about casualties at various levels, it is now a situation where even the top leaders of the military do not know the true strength of their forces. This fact will become a point that the revolutionary forces will make good use of.