Psychological warfare: Why North Korea keeps sending trash balloons to South Korea

A look behind the Korean conflict that never ended

Stars Insider

10/06/24 | StarsInsider


North and South Korea have certainly had a tumultuous history of conflicts that have spanned over decades since the Second World War. But divisions between the two countries don’t appear to be dissipating, especially as the North has now revived a military tactic that was last used during the Cold War: using balloons as psychological warfare. More specifically, trash-filled balloons!

But why has North Korea been sending trash over the border into the South? And are these balloons dangerous? What's more, why does this conflict have no end in sight? Click through the following gallery to find out.

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