There’s been a ton of talk about North Korea’s access to nuclear weapons over the past few months. The nuclear scare has drawn a lot of attention away from North Korea’s other weapons of mass destruction.
Most recently, North Korea has been trying to perfect a strain of Anthrax that can survive re-entry into the atmosphere.
We don’t believe that Anthrax is the most likely form of attack that could come from North Korea, but it is something we should be aware of as preppers so we can be reasonably educated about ways to protect ourselves.
Nuclear weapons are not the only threat from North Korea. That nation’s government has begun testing the possibility of loading the deadly biological warfare agent anthrax on intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of hitting the United States.
The Northern Koreans are testing the anthrax bacteria to see if it can survive temperatures of 7,000 degrees or higher, The Asahi Shimbun reported. An ICBM warhead heats up to temperatures of 7,000 degrees when it re-enters the atmosphere. The Shimbun report was based on sources identified as South Korean intelligence officials.
Anthrax antibodies were reportedly detected in a North Korean soldier who defected last year, an intelligence officer told South Korean TV station Channel A. The antibodies likely came from an anthrax vaccine given to military personnel working with bioweapons, Fox News reported.
Anthrax is one of the most popular biological weapons because it can survive for a long time under extreme conditions. Anthrax spores dropped on Gruinard Island off the coast of Scotland during a 1942 biological weapons test were so dangerous that the island was kept off limits to the public until 1986.
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