Kim Yo Jong continues to expand authority over military affairs
Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly gave orders to the entire North Korean military in her capacity as deputy director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).
“Comrade Kim Yo Jong issued an order entitled ‘Regarding the Improvement of the Korean People’s Army’s Logistics and Supply Chain’ to each branch of the military on Dec. 26,” a military source from North Hwanghae Province told Daily NK on Dec. 31.
This order follows an earlier directive concerning “the working conditions and health of female soldiers” that Kim handed down on Dec. 17.
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Kim’s recent order to the entire military appears to be part of an attempt to position herself as the “second highest-ranking successor in the Mount Paektu lineage.” ......