Kim-centered N. Korea - in break with tradition - releases photos of all members of National Defense Commission

April 2009
East-Asia-Intel Reports;4/24/2009, p1
The article reports that North Korea's state-run newspaper "Rodong Sinmun," has ran photographs of all the members of the National Defense Commission (NDC). It is stated that the move bolsters the NDC's authority as the country's effective command center. It featured all 13 members of the NDC, including Kim Jong-Il who chairs the state body that oversees the country's 1.2 million-strong military.


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