Methamphetamine consumption has resulted in widespread criminal and antisocial behavior, sources say.
Kim Jong Un orders troops to raise pigs, cultivate soybeans to address shortages of food.
Emboldened by the regime's 'Military First' policy, soldiers carry out raids on farms to take what they want.
Sources say South Korean culture is spreading in the North, despite the regime’s best efforts.
Harsher punishments are ordered after several recently pardoned North Koreans escaped with their families into China.
Presidents Obama, Park also vow to press for accountability for Pyongyang’s human rights abuses.
But sources say farmer rations will suffer as local authorities struggle to meet expectations.
Leader Kim Jong Un hopes the measure will reverse the country’s low birth rate.
Restrictions on travel in the reclusive, nuclear-armed state now extend also to government workers and officials.
Sources say the group will likely impact North Koreans who subsist on smuggling.
The vandalism reflects popular anger at burdens imposed in advance of the celebrations, sources say.
Sources say the order is meant to preempt disturbances during the event.