March 04, 2021

South Korea’s military needs more manpower — not high-tech gadgets, experts say

Yet another individual crossed over from North Korea this week, renewing heated complaints about border security

South Korea’s minister of defense apologized to his country on Wednesday after the military failed to quickly apprehend yet another man crossing the border from North Korea.

The man — an apparent defector — is thought to have swum from North Korea through the East Sea for roughly six hours on Tuesday before emerging on the South Korean side of Gangwon province and traveling through a drain, according to defense minister Suh Wook, who spoke at the National Assembly on Wednesday.