A 17 year old teenage North Korean soldier who recently defected after killing two of his superiors and crossing the heavily armed border to South Korea has told interrogators he did it because he saw no hope in the North. This is because food rationing system has been repealed and changed to self-sufficiency. When the North Korean authorities could no longer provide the people with food, the ration system in the military seized to function. Moreover, Kim Jong-un took moneymaking businesses out of military control and handed them over to the Cabinet, devastating soldiers. North Korean soldiers are desperately struggling to survive. It has been reported that soldiers even in the most elite troops are dying of starvation.