February 25, 2024

Next South Korean president should increase defense spending: Bennett

N.Korea could conduct "massive biological and chemical weapons attacks" on ROK, says RAND scholar

Bruce Bennett, a senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation, said that the next South Korean President should increase the country's defense budget to counter North Korea's rapidly developing weapons of mass destruction program, during a Tuesday interview with NK News.

And while most of the world may be focused on the DPRK’s nuclear capabilities, chemical and biological weapons are equally threatening to the ROK, Bennett argued: a development made even more clear by the recent revelation that Kim Jong Nam, the deceased half-brother of Kim Jong Un, was murdered with the VX nerve agent.