There are only midget soldiers in North Korea

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    So far, North Korean soldiers stationed near the border are reportedly selected from families known to be most loyal to the communist regime to try to prevent military defections that may embarrass North Korea. Moreover, in order to look stronger, soldiers who are at least 170cm tall are stationed. However, nowadays, soldiers who are tall enough and from a loyal family are very difficult to find. Due to the chronic food shortages, many soldiers are malnourished and very short. They now place just tall soldiers even if they are not from a loyal family. From this we can infer the gravity of the food shortage in North Korea.

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    My son recently went on a business trip to Korea and visited the DMZ. He said that within 2 hours of his visit some North Korean shot two officers and defected to the South, in the exact same area he was just at!

    I've been stationed in Korea and been there 9 times but I never went to the DMZ, one of my only regrets in life. :frown:

    When I was stationed there a North Korean was captured on Base, right in front of the Theater. And if you believe the story, a North Korean jet buzzed our runway. This was all back in 1988.
     
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    His new wifey must be givin' him some Pyongyang to soften him up...
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