Saturday, December 31, 2011

Kim Jong Un Named ‘Supreme Commander’ Of The North Korean Military

New North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong-un Named Leader of North Korean Army -- New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea announced on Saturday that its new leader, Kim Jong-un, had officially been named supreme commander of the country’s powerful army, a day after the country warned that it would not soften its stance toward South Korea.

The announcement of Mr. Kim’s new military position was not unexpected, but his rise has taken place much faster than anticipated. Analysts have said the speed with which the relatively untested Mr. Kim is collecting titles after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, suggests that he is vulnerable and that his supporters are trying to forestall any challenges to his power.

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More News On Kim Jong-un Being named As Leader of the north Korean Military

North Korea names Kim Jong Un its supreme military commander
-- Deutsche Welle
Kim Jong-un appointed supreme commander of North Korea's military -- The Telegraph
North Korea says names Kim Jong-un top military commander -- Reuters
North Korea names Kim Jong Un Supreme Commander -- Seattle PI/AP
Kim Jong-Un assumes ‘supreme commandership’ of North Korea’s army: State media -- National Post
Kim Jong Un Named ‘Supreme Commander’ -- Radio Free Europe
Kim Jong Un now controls N. Korean military as ‘Supreme Commander’ -- Chicago Sun Times

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