(NOTE: This is a posting by contributor John Mac.)
There seems to be some doubt about whether the young Mr. Kim has managed to fully take control of the North Korean military.
Kim Jong-un, the young leader of North Korea, is still having trouble reining in the powerful North Korean military according to reports in Chosun Ilbo.The South Korean newspaper has spoken to sources in the intelligence community who say that Kim has been attempting to reign in the power of the military, who had taken over key economic roles during the reign of his father, Kim Jong-il.
Military units are being made to sign a loyalty oath and pledge not to confiscate food from local farms. Kim has also told troops that anyone who is not loyal to the leader is “unnecessary”, even if they are a good soldier. [Business Insider]
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