Kim Jong-Il fires senior military leader in unusual move seen tied to succession

May 2010
East-Asia-Intel Reports;5/19/2010, p3
The article reports on the dismissal of Vice Marshal Kim Il-Chol, a top military leader, by North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Il. According to the official of the Korean Central News Agency, Il-Chol has been dismissed from all of his positions which include his membership in the National Defense Commission. The experts state that Il-Chol has been dismissed by Jong-Il as part of a generational shift to prepare for transferring power to his third son, Kim Jong-Un.


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