Ex-GSDF spy recalls sending agent to North

Nov 28, 2013

Ex-GSDF spy recalls sending agent to North

A former member of a special Ground Staff Office unit has told Kyodo News about intelligence activities long conducted without the knowledge of the prime minister or defense minister, including paying several million yen to collaborators and sending a spy to North Korea. The ...

Jul 7, 2013

South Korea's spy agency takes lead role in political scandals

During last year’s presidential election, a team of South Korean intelligence agents allegedly flooded the Internet with several thousand political comments, including some describing left-leaning candidates as North Korea sympathizers. Then, while that scandal has continued to play out, another drama has unfolded, as ...

North Korea out of reach for U.S. spies

Apr 14, 2013

North Korea out of reach for U.S. spies

Conflicting accounts from U.S. intelligence about the status of North Korea’s nuclear weapons development underscore just how difficult it is for American spy agencies to penetrate its inscrutable regime, officials and experts said. The world’s most powerful intelligence apparatus is often left to guesswork ...