-----The Challenge of North Korea Biological Weapons, Bruce W. Bennett, Rand Office of External Affairs
Turning to a Rand report (http://docs.house.gov/meetings/AS/AS26/20131011/101394/HHRG-113-AS26-Wstate-BennettB-20131011.pdf) the following is noted:
And a third open-source reference cites reports from North Korean defectors over the past decade. “Sporadic reports by defectors during 2003–2004 and 2009 state that the DPRK has conducted testing of biological agents on political prisoners. For example, ‘...tests are conducted on political prisoners by the College for Army Doctor and
A couple years back NTI put out a nice map detailing the DPRK BW sites. It is consistent with current suspected sites. It is available on their site: http://www.nti.org/country-profiles/north-korea/biological/ While North Korea has long been the focus of nuclear disarmament, the biological programs, as is the case with most nations suspected of having such programs, has been skimming the radar for some years. It is worth considering however, that beyond Six Party Talks, a far more concerning class of weapons is in the possession of this regime. While global public health is a real concern, so too is the testing of political prison populations with BW which sadly is not historically uncommon in such regimes.
Jill Bellamy is an internationally recognized expert on biological warfare and defence. She has formerly advised NATO and for the past seventeen years has represented a number of bio-pharmaceutical and government clients working on procurement strategy between NATO MS and Washington DC. Her articles have appeared in the National Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Sunday Times of London, Le Temps, Le Monde and the Jerusalem Post among other publications. She is a CBRN SME with the U.S. Department of Defence, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Information Analysis Center and CEO of Warfare Technology Analytics, a private consultancy based in the Netherlands.
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