The Magnitude of Cuba-North Korea Arms Smuggling

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Scott Snyder, a Korea expert at the Council of Foreign Relations, explains the magnitude of Cuba's illegal weapons smuggling to North Korea:

"If the North Korean-flagged Chong Chon Gang had been successful in bringing its MiG-21 cargo to North Korea, the transaction with Cuba might have been the biggest sale of fighter plane related equipment since a MiG sale from Kazakhstan in 1999. The Chong Chon Gang cargo included mint-condition rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) that are essential to North Korea’s efforts to extend its conventional reach on the peninsula as USFK (United States Forces Korea) command elements transition south from Seoul to Pyeongtaek."