October 27, 2021

North Korea reveals new top military brass days after politburo meeting

Recently demoted Pak Jong Chon boosted to top politburo group, new director of munitions industry department announced

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s inner circle in the politburo presidium welcomed a new member and the party chose a new chief of weapons manufacturing, state media announced Tuesday, following a politburo meeting last week where the appointments were likely made. 

According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the recently demoted top military official Pak Jong Chon made a comeback by becoming the fifth member of the politburo presidium, while three other military men -- Yu Jin, Rim Kwang Il and Jang Jong Nam -- became alternate politburo members.