Kim Jong Un Purges Another Top General

Kim Jong Un asserts his control over the North Korean military by replacing another top general with the commander said to be behind the sinking of the Cheonan and shelling of Yeonpyeong Island
November 29th, 2012
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Kim Jong Un has apparently made another major change to the military leadership, this time replacing Kim Jong Gak as the Minister of the People’s Armed Forces (who essentially acts as the North Korean Defense Minister) with Kim Kyok Sik after only seven months in office.

The apparent move, still unconfirmed by North Korean sources,

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  • Luke Herman

    One correction – Choe Ryong Hae was named Director of the KPA General Political Bureau, not Chief of the KPA General Staff, in April 2012.