North Korea has deployed more than 300 undercover security officers around the world to spy on government personnel and laborers to prevent them from defecting, according to information provided by a former North Korean security official.
Defense Secretary James Mattis will visit the Asia-Pacific region next week, amid warnings from Chinese officials over the Trump administration’s comments about the South China Sea and rumblings from North Korea about test-firing an intercontinental ballistic missile.
South Korea is accelerating plans to create a specialized military unit tasked with targeting key North Korean officials, including dictator Kim Jong-un, in the event of war breaking out.
China brushed aside criticism from President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday that Beijing has not done enough to prevent the development of North Korea’s nuclear program.
Pyongyang’s traffic police are held to high standards by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who personally chooses only the most tall and beautiful women to patrol traffic in the city.
North Korea is preparing to conduct new missile tests amid heightened tensions in Northeast Asia.