North Korean defector’s tale shows decomposing military

SEOUL: They were supposed to represent the fighting elite of North Korea. Sent to the Korean demilitarized zone approximately three years ago, Roh Chol Min was a new recruit on the front. He evaluated his fellow 46 soldiers in the unit and saw men like him: tall, young, and connected.

Roh had gained the coveted position, in late summer 2017, due to his sharp abilities and height; At 5 feet 8 inches he is unusually tall for North Korea. But when he attended his first target practice, he was stunned. Nobody else…