How the North is run: the Central Military Commission
The link between the party and the military is largely a tool through which the ruling Kim wields power
This is part of a larger series examining some of North Korea’s key state institutions. The series has also covered the State Affairs Commission, as well as the Politburo and the Central Committee.
The Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea (조선로동당 중앙군사위원회, CMC) is quite an unusual organization. Officially it is the organ through which the Party exercises its control over the Army, and unlike many state institutions of the DPRK, it was not copied from the Soviet Union: the USSR’s Communist Party never created a CMC.
In this article, NK Pro
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- 03North Korea eyes China border trade resumption as quarantine center cleared
- 04How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
- 05With military makeover, Kim Jong Un asserts his own power in face of troubles
- 06State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue
- 07North Korea’s proclamation of COVID ‘victory’ only portends more suffering ahead
- 08Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view