NEPOTISM

North Korea's Next Dictator

North Korea's "Great Leader" line looks likely to continue, The Associated Press reports that Kim Jong-un, 26, the youngest son of leader Kim Jong-il, has been appointed to the powerful National Defense Commission. Ever since Kim Jong-il's alleged stroke last year, the media has focused on whom his successor will be. Kim Jong-il has three sons by two women, and although Kim Jong-un's appointment may signify that he's being groomed as a leader, Jong-il has not yet publicly announced an heir.