N. Korea recruits IT students for “Strategic Military Command”
North Korean authorities are recruiting large numbers of technology and science students for a special military unit tha oversees North Korea’s ballistic missiles, the Strategic Military Command, Daily NK has learned.
The mass recruitment efforts are likely part of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s desire to deploy the country’s “new weaponry” into the field, a goal he announced during the plenary meeting of the party’s Central Committee in December of last year.
A Kangwon Province-based military source alerted Daily NK to the regime’s recruitment efforts on Mar. 31.
“An order by the Supreme Commander [Kim Jong Un] was issued on Mar. 25 to the province’s Military Mobilization Office to recruit all graduates of the province’s Information Technology Academy into the ‘Strategic Military Command,’” the source said. ......