Political Risk

Soldier defections hit North Korea’s guns-over-butter regime

“Daring defections by two malnourished North Korean soldiers across the Demilitarized Zone have highlighted a crack in the regime’s armor. More than 30,000 escapees from the North now live in South Korea. But cases involving front-line soldiers are ‘different from simple defections,’ as one defector put it.”

Source: Soldier defections hit North Korea’s guns-over-butter regime- Nikkei Asian Review

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