May 17, 2022

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KPA Marshal Kim Yong Chun dead at 82

Questions over Kim's role in suppressing Sixth Corps coup plot remain

The fourth page of today’s Rodong Sinmun announced the death of Kim Yong Chun. Arguably, this man was the most important of those who held the rank of the Marshal of the Korean People’s Army (KPA). It is also quite likely that he was the man who ensured the survival of the DPRK twenty years ago.

Kim Yong Chun’s rise