Any conflict on the Korean Peninsula could entail the use of chemical or biological weapons. For this reason, it's important to ensure the attention given to North Korea's nuclear weapons doesn't cause authorities to overlook these threats.
Assessing North Korea's Chemical and Biological Weapons Capabilities and Prioritizing Countermeasures
In this overview of testimony to Congress, international policy analyst John Parachini discusses North Korea's chemical and biological weapons capabilities and steps that could be taken to help counter them. He recommends reinforcing norms against the production, transfer, and use of biological and chemical weapons capabilities. Specifically, the international community could consider calling on the North Korean regime to embrace a "no-first-use" of chemical and biological weapons pledge.