(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — Kim Jong Un, the son of deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, has been named “Supreme Commander” of that nation’s military, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap.
Media reports say the decision came Friday at a meeting for the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party.
‘Supreme Commander’ is just one of the titles held by Kim Jong Il before his death earlier this month. As his successor, Kim Jong Un will also lead the country’s military of 1.1 million.
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