(LONDON) — South Korea’s Defense Chief has apologized publicly after his military failed to spot a North Korean soldier defecting to the South across their heavily guarded border.
No one detected the soldier until he knocked on the door of front-line South Korean barracks on Oct. 2 to say he was defecting. The incident has raised serious questions about South Korea’s military surveillance capabilities.
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Paul Cruickshank and Michael Pearson, CNN