North Korea’s military meets: a renewed focus on nuclear command and control
Saturday's CMC meeting underlined that self-reliant national defense remains a part of Kim Jong Un’s plans for 2020
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first publicly reported appearance in three weeks on May 23. Kim presided over an “enlarged meeting” of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Seventh Central Military Commission (CMC).
According to the Korean Central News Agency, Kim presided over the meeting and members of the WPK CMC, senior Korean People’s Army officers, and a range of other senior officials were in attendance.
The meeting was wide-ranging in its coverage on military issues. Headlines around the world will not only pick up on Kim’s public appearance after a
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