As North Korea recently selected Park Jeong-chun, who was recently demoted, to a key position in power, and replaced the chief of the general staff, the minister of social safety, and the head of the party’s munitions industry, the background is being conveyed and attention is being paid to.
Regarding the election of Park Jeong-chun, who was relegated due to a major emergency related to emergency quarantine, as a standing member of the Politburo of the Workers’ Party of Korea and secretary of the Party Central Committee, the core of North Korea’s power, a Daily NK insider said, “Comrade Kim Jong-un is the only person with the ability to use artillery and firepower. Because,” he said on the 14th.
Although Park Jeong-chun was demoted to first-class from the head of the Politburo at the expanded meeting of the Politburo held at the end of June, he and Ri Byung-cheol (then standing committee member of the Politburo at the time) and Kim Jeong-gwan (then Minister of National Defense) were reprimanded and resigned together. Otherwise, the position of Chief of the General Staff remained the same.
At that time, as the matter was directly related to the problem of the lack of military service, key military personnel were reprimanded one after another. (▶See related articles: The military brought in rice from the outside for the lack of military ryangmi… The ‘major incident’ mentioned by Kim Jong-un?)
Park Jeong-cheon, a former artillery commander, is also known as a teacher who directly taught Kim how to handle artillery-fired weapons while he was his successor. After graduating from the two-year artillery commander’s course at Kim Il-sung Military University (currently Kim Jong-il Military Administration University), Chairman Kim possessed an in-depth knowledge of artillery to the point where he had no weapons he couldn’t handle. am.
In other words, it is said that Park Jeong-cheon was not only a figure in the heart of Chairman Kim, who emphasized the reinforcement of artillery force, but was also evaluated as a competent commander who played a practical role in the actual development of artillery weapons, and was able to rise to the top of his power.
In particular, after this promotion, he has appeared in public in a suit, but he still maintains his military status and holds a rank of rank insignia, the source said.
Then, as the successor of Park Jeong-cheon, Rim Gwang-il, in his mid-50s, was selected as the Chief of the General Staff. Regarding this, a source said, “Even if he has a past experience working in the General Staff, it is a rare executive project,” but he said, “It is because he has been seated in the position of Chief of the General Staff because of his merit or the weight of future policies.”
Rim Gwang-il served as the first deputy chief of the general staff and head of the operation general director, then became director of the reconnaissance general last year, and in January this year was elected a member of the Party Central Military Commission. The sources say that his achievements in cyber warfare using hacking forces played a major role in his progress as he rose to the rank of Chief of the General Staff, equivalent to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a young age.
A source said, “He was highly acclaimed for leading and commanding a modern electronic warfare in our style that chilled the enemy’s chatter.
In addition, North Korea’s attention was focused on what the purpose of the appointment of Jang Jeong-nam, a former military member, as the Minister of Social Security. In response to this, the current inside North Korea “is to break the slack in safety of semi-civilians and rebels, and to strengthen discipline as a second-level security guard.” It is said that several interpretations are emerging.
In such a situation, it is reported that safety workers are very nervous, foreseeing that their own crackdown will be severe in the future.
The source said, “When a person who was serving as a lieutenant general of the Ministry of National Defense (Lieutenant-general) came for safety reasons, the safety officials (workers) said, ‘I heard that the military veteran (Lee Young-gil) left, but this time, he came from the military armed with a spirit of discipline and unconditional obedience to the bone. It’s here,’ and the atmosphere is that you have to be prepared for internal miscellaneous goods.”
On the other hand, the source said about Eugene, who was appointed as the director of the party’s munitions industry this time, “The family is ordinary, but he is a talented person in the era of the general (Kim Jong-il) who came up with his own skills and self-sufficiency, and was raised by the general. He is a person who is evaluated as a top 1% military intellectual who has gone through the committee and the military industry department.”
Previously, the National Intelligence Service reported that Ri Byung-chol, who had been reprimanded for a serious incident, seemed to have been demoted to the party’s munitions industry director.
In this regard, in July, the Daily News reported that an insider military source said that Ri Byung-cheol was the first vice-chief of the Ministry of Armaments Industry. (▶See related articles: Lee Byung-cheol relegated to the Military Industry Department…The words “The gourd that fell off the string” came out from the inside)
Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.
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