Kim Jong-Il's heath worsening, forcing rapid rise of son, China state media reports

June 2009
East-Asia-Intel Reports;6/24/2009, p8
The article reports on the failing health of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il which prompted him to designate his third son Jung-Un as his successor. It outlines the appointment of the 26-year old Kim Jong-Un as the acting defense chief under his father's deteriorating health. It notes that Kim Jong-Un is supporting his father in acting the country's powerful National Defense Commission.


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