North Korean bio-weapons are real, but is the risk overstated?

North Korean bio-weapons are real, but is the risk overstated?

Analysts say that North Korea may have balked at mass weaponization of lethal agents due to reliability issues and risks; its program faces multiple challenges, but the nightmare threat remains

February 16, 2018 5:49 PM (UTC+8)
North Korea has moved to acquire tools that could be used for a bioweapons program, from factories to create microbes, to laboratories and staff with modern skills, intelligence agents say. Photo: iStock
North Korea has moved to acquire tools that could be used for a bioweapons program, from factories to create microbes, to laboratories and staff with modern skills, intelligence agents say. Photo: iStock