North Korea Hails Late Kim’s Son as ‘Supreme Commander’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea’s state media on Saturday hailed Kim Jong Un as “supreme commander” of the military, in a sign that the Stalinist nation’s second generational transition of power is going smoothly.

It is the first time that one of the North’s official outlets has used the title supreme commander – a post held by his late father, Kim Jong Il – for the new leader, who is a four-star general, despite having little military experience and being in his late 20s.

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