NORTH KOREA BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT KIM JONG UN’S OTHER WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
The following is an excerpt from SOFIA LOTTO PERSIO | November 7, 2017 | Newsweek.com |
North Korea’s nuclear threat may presently have the world’s attention but ballistic missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland aren’t the only weapons of mass destruction in Kim Jong Un’s arsenal.
Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities are well understood and high on the agenda of President Donald Trump in his ongoing five-country trip to Asia, but a recent study from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School reported on a less well known aspect of North Korea’s armaments program: biological weapons.
Andrew C. Weber, former assistant secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, commissioned the report over concerns that the biological weapons threat received too little attention.
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