Choe Ryong Hae not purged, but no longer No. 2

Kim's former second-in-command still around, but apparently changing role
May 3rd, 2014
0

Choe Ryong Hae, the former director of the KPA General Political Bureau recently replaced by Hwang Pyong So, has reappeared in public after a more than two-week absence. Choe appeared with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and other high-ranking officials during events at the Songdowon International Children’s Camp in Wonsan, Kangwon Province, on

You have reached your limit of 5 free articles this month. Subscribe today for unlimited access. Prices start from just $2.88 per week
Existing users, please sign in here:
Remember Me

Recommended for You

Deploying THAAD on the Korean Peninsula

Deploying THAAD on the Korean Peninsula

For several months, there has been much talk about bringing the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea. The two specific questions have been whether South Korea will purchase the THAAD system for…

July 28th, 2014
2
N. Korea emphasizes island defense & assault capabilities

N. Korea emphasizes island defense & assault capabilities

Over the past few weeks, North Korea’s leadership and state media have given significant attention to the military’s ability to defend and capture islands. Kim Jong Un and other officials inspect…

July 14th, 2014
3

About the Author

John G. Grisafi

John G. Grisafi is an analyst and Korean linguist from Levittown, Pennsylvania. Having previously worked as an analyst for the United States Army in South Korea and studied Korean at the Defense Language Institute, he is now majoring in East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Join the discussion