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

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

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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.

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