Kim Jong-un Named Head of Army

    In this Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 by the Korea News Service, Kim Jong Un, right, late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's youngest known son and successor, visits Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, to pay respect to his father. Accompanying him at left is Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service) JAPAN OUT UNTIL 14 DAYS AFTER THE DAY OF TRANSMISSION

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    Kim Jong-un has been named the Supreme Commander of the North Korean Army, officials announced Saturday. Kim was officially given the title at a Politburo meeting on Friday, the day after the country warned that there would be no change in its hardline policy with South Korea. It’s the first official title given to North Korea’s new leader, in a move some believe shows that Kim will keep in place his “military first” policy. It is considered likely that Kim will also take control of the other top titles, such as general secretary of the party and chairman of the National Defense Commission.

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