Word comes now that North Korea has sacked soldiers that were on duty at the time that the one defector made it across to the South. I think "sacked" is a kind way of saying a much more horrendous word or action. It wouldn't surprise me if all of the soldiers and their families are not put into one of the North's gulags and into hard working conditions for the rest of their short miserable lives. One make's it across alive (defecting) and their dictatorship applies harsh penalties to all those who they believe could have or should have stopped him. This is the existence that those in the North live with and it's a horrible environment for anyone to live in.
Sad thing is that our colleges and institutions of Higher Learning are filled with professors and kids that believe that this communistic form of government is the best and so much better than we have in America. If only they had a week to a month of life in North Korea then they might think twice about capitalism and living in America. As it is they just go on believing there is some communistic utopia out there where everyone lives in a worker's paradise.