The young leader of the DPRK has assumed the supreme military title of ‘marshal’, which his grandfather Kim Il Sung proudly wore.
Hardly eighth months at the reins of power, there can no longer be any doubt that the young marshal is firmly in power in the DPRK.
North Korea watchers like Leon Sigal can no longer dismiss Kim Jung eun as ‘that kid’, which he publicly did at the New York based Korea Society.
The winds of changes are picking up speed in North Korea, but few among America’s North Korean clerisy have the foggiest ideas of what is really going on. The ‘experts’ and ‘watchers’ remain rusted to Cold War ideas about ‘rolling back’ North Korea to the edge of collapse or war.