November 29, 2023

US overlooks information campaigns as option to deter North Korea: Expert

Bruce Bennett says distributing USB sticks loaded with K-pop could work better than sanctions by impacting leadership

The U.S. “doesn’t get” information operations against North Korea, and South Korea is ill-equipped to fight a war that could involve DPRK tactical nuclear weapons, the defense researcher Bruce Bennett told NK News.

Efforts to deter Pyongyang from testing nuclear weapons and missiles with sanctions don’t work because they don’t have personal consequences for Kim Jong Un, Bennett said, suggesting that information campaigns like distributing a million USBs in Pyongyang would be more effective.