KOREA

A large number of North Korean scientists, including some from their nuclear program, have defected in recent months through something called–I’m not making this up–Operation Weasel. Among the defectors is believed to be Kyong Won-ha, the “father” of the DPRK’s nuclear program.

(Hat tip: Alan and Michele on Command Post)

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