January 25, 2021

Sons of GI defector urge U.S. to negotiate with North Korea

Two brothers speak Korean, work for KPA, express wishes to serve and protect Kim Jong Un

The sons of an American defector to North Korea who grew up in the North told the Korean-American media outlet Minjok Tongshin that Washington should start peace talks with Pyongyang.

In the interview published on Monday, Ted and James Dresnok, sons of James Dresnok – a U.S. military serviceman who defected to the North in 1962 – praised North Korea as the ideal society and said that their father’s decision to cross the DMZ from the South and live in the North was the “right path” to take.