East-Asia-Intel.com: As unrest in North Korea increases, Kim's military assumes direct control of security agency - April 14, 2010

April 2010
East-Asia-Intel Reports;4/14/2010, p1
The article offers information on the decision of the North Korean government to place the Ministry of People's Security under the direct control of the National Defense Commission. The decision was taken by the ruler Kim Jong-Il, who has put the country under high alert. It was done after the explosion of South Korean patrol boat in March 2010. The disturbance caused by currency revaluation is another reason for the same.


Related Articles

  • N. Korea's heir-apparent controlled surveillance agency since 2009; Sons of ruling class promoted. Jong-Heon, Lee // East-Asia-Intel Reports;4/20/2011, p7 

    The article informs that Kim Jong-Un, North Korea's heir-apparent, has been under control of the top surveillance agency of the country, since 2009. It is stated that State Security Department is the top surveillance agency of the country, which is controlled by the National Defense Commission...

  • Powerful woman at Kim Jong-Il's side reportedly bore him a son, now 7.  // East-Asia-Intel Reports;2/16/2011, p9 

    The article reports that Kim Jong-Il, leader of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea, has a seven year old son from musician, Kim Ok whom he married two years ago in North Korea. It states that Kim Ok have taken care of Jong-Il when he was suffering for stroke. It mentions that she...

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

  • Kim Jong-Il takes first official step to groom youngest son as successor.  // East-Asia-Intel Reports;5/1/2009, p6 

    The article reports that steps have been taken by North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Il to designate Kim Jong-Un, his youngest son to continue the communist country's dynasty by naming him to a post at the National Defense Commission (NDC). Jong-Un was named an "instructor" at the NDC days before the...

  • Missile launches Kim Jong-Il's brother-in-law into the military power hierarchy.  // East-Asia-Intel Reports;4/17/2009, p7 

    The article reports that North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Il has promoted Jang Song-Taek, his brother-in-law, to the National Defense Commission (NDC) and reshuffled its lineup to prepare for an eventual transfer of power. Other new members include Ju Kyu-Chang, first vice direct of the ruling...

  • East-Asia-Intel.com: Chaotic currency reform damages Kim Jong-Il's credibility -- February 24, 2010.  // East-Asia-Intel Reports;2/24/2010, p6 

    The article reports that currency revaluation has damaged North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Il's leadership and ruined his future plans of building an economic powerhouse in the country. Revaluation was aimed at seizing the wealth of private sector and redistributing it for its political purposes....

  • East-Asia-Intel.com: Seoul's spy chief: Kim Jong-Il showing 'anxieties' as health wanes, national chaos grows -- March 3, 2010.  // East-Asia-Intel Reports;3/3/2010, p9 

    The article reports that according to Won Se-Hoon, head of the South Korea's National Intelligence Service, Kim Jong-II, the country's ailing ruler, is suffering with a lot of anxieties due to pending issues like his failure to fulfill his deceased father's promise to feed its people with rice...

  • North Korean military to establish 'State Development Bank'.  // East-Asia-Intel Reports;1/27/2010, p11 

    The article reports that National Defense Commission (NDC), North Korea's highest decision-making body, has ordered the State Development Bank to be set up to provide investment on its development projects. NDC, which is chaired by North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Il, also designated Pyongyang-based...

  • Can the North Korean regime survive Kim Jong Il? Gause, Ken E. // Korean Journal of Defense Analysis;Jun2008, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p93 

    This paper analyzes several leadership scenarios that might unfold in the wake of Kim Jong Il's sudden death or removal from power. Over the past year, the North Korean leadership has undergone numerous changes as key figures in the regime passed away, were purged, or retired (actively or...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics