Is Kim Jong Un Really Hiring And Firing?

With claims that 31 senior political figures have been purged since Kim Jong Un took power, Luke Herman analyzes what may or may not have happened to the individuals that disappeared.
October 22nd, 2012

Recent English-language reports in the South Korean media have discussed a South Korean lawmaker’s claim that 31 senior officials have been killed or purged since Kim Jong Un’s first public appearance in September 2010.  But what grounds were these claims made on and might there be other factors at play?

On Tuesday, Rep. Yun Sang

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