New military promotions appear to underscore North Korea’s focus on missiles
Recently revealed ICBM units may have new commanders, while Politburo Presidium member a conspicuous no-show at parade
North Korea marked the 75th anniversary of the country’s army in grand fashion last week, hosting a military meeting and major nighttime parade in the capital, and state media coverage of the events shed light on several recent changes at the top of the country’s military and political hierarchies.
The leadership replaced four military commanders while appearing to give major promotions to Song Yong Gon and another still unidentified man. The two men may be filling positions as commanders of new units for two different intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and given their prominence at the
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