December 16, 2013

Kim Jong-un's Reign of Fear

Scott Snyder, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

When a political crisis hits Pyongyang, the leadership's normal antidote is to hide the real drama in rumors and shadows while assuring the world that outside forces are no match for North Korea's spirit of "single-hearted unity." But North Korea's real-time media coverage of the vituperative public denunciation and execution of Jang Song Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has exposed deep divisions within the Kim family leadership and has shocked North Koreans and outsiders alike with its suddenness and its brutality.


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TAGGED: North Korea, Kim Jong-un, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Un

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