Kim Jong-Un. AFP
Dave Majumdar, National Interest: North Korea's Spy Agencies Should Not Be Underestimated
North Korea maintains an extensive intelligence collection and security apparatus—as might be expected of a totalitarian regime such as the so-called Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Pyongyang maintains two main agencies—one focused on external intelligence collection and clandestine operations and another focused on counterintelligence. There are also two smaller organizations dedicated solely to infiltrating South Korea. “North Korean intelligence and security services collect political, military, economic, and technical information through open-source, human intelligence, cyber, and signals intelligence capabilities,” reads a Pentagon report to Congress about Pyongyang’s expected capabilities in 2015. “North Korea’s primary intelligence collection targets remain South Korea, the United States, and Japan.”
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WNU Editor: They must be good .... they have kept the Kim family in power in North Korea for almost 70 years. And as for North Korea now threatening to launch attacks against the intelligence agencies of South Korea and the U.S. .... threats from North Korea are nothing new, but directly threatening the intelligence agencies of South Korea and the U.S. is new.