Defoliant sprayed by U.S. in DMZ along MDL of Korea

Pyongyang, November 20 (KCNA) — The spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department reportedly admitted on November 18 that the U.S. troops planned an operation for spraying defoliant in the demilitarized zone along the Military Demarcation Line of Korea in the late 1960s and supplied it and supervised the operation.

Admitting that the U.S. troops’ involvement in the spraying of defoliant from the beginning of the operation remains on record, the spokesman added that in early 1967 they started to examine the use of defoliant in South Korea and then asked for an approval of the plan to spray a large quantity of defoliant.

He revealed that the use of defoliant began in May 1968 and soldiers of the chemical unit of the U.S. forces supported and supervised the “ROK” army’s South Korean Army will test-fire new self-propelled A.A.guns on the west coast on Nov. 19.

The South Korean authorities spent nearly 2.9 billion won for producing them though the economy is on the verge of bankruptcy and the people’s living is deteriorating.

This shows how frantic the South Korean authorities have become in their arms buildup for a war against the north.

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