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South Korea: Senior North Korean Military Officer Defects

South Korea says a high-ranking North Korean military officer defected to the South last year. The announcement was made Monday in Seoul by the South's ministries of Defense and Unification, the latter of which handles affairs between the rival Koreas.  The unidentified officer is a colonel who worked in North Korea's General Reconnaissance Bureau, making him the highest-ranked officer ever to defect from the authoritarian regime.  The bureau conducts espionage...

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