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06 March 2009

At the Heart of North Korea's Troubles, an Intractable Hunger Crisis

By Blaine Harden Washington Post Foreign Service

Mental retardation caused by malnutrition will disqualify about a quarter of potential military conscripts in North Korea, according to a December report by the National Intelligence Council, a research institution that is part of the U.S. intelligence community. The report said hunger-caused intellectual disabilities among the young are likely to cripple economic growth, even if the country opens to the outside world or unites with the South.

[But mental retardation does not disqualify one from running their economy. -Sarge]

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