Kim Dynasty Family Members Living In US, American Defector’s Children Living In North Korea

While North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s brother, Kim Jong-nam, was recently murdered while living outside of the DPRK, he’s not the only Mount Paektu Bloodline member to have made it out of North Korea. Two articles from Anna Fifield, the Washington Post’s Tokyo Bureau Chief, have connected past defections both to & from North Korea to their present day consequences. Korea FM reporter Chance Dorland spoke with Fifield to learn how the decades old defection of American GI Joe Dresnok to North Korea, & the more recent defection of Kim Jong-un’s aunt to the US, are still being felt today.

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