Former Top Official Says Kim Jong-un Is No Longer in Control of North Korea

Fortuna's Corner

David S. Maxwell
Associate Director
Center for Security Studies &
Security Studies Program
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
Informal Institute For National Security Thinkers And Practitioners

David Maxwell:

We of course need a large grain of salt when reading things from some defectors and Vice News. However any discussion that includes the Organization and Guidance Department is interesting as it is the most important organization in the Kim Family Regime though as powerful and important as it is I am not sure it could really take complete control. But then again if it has put all the right people in the right places throughout the military and security services (because it is responsible for all key assignments and promotions) maybe it could take control. But I remain skeptical for the time being. But the question always remains – if there was a coup or if Kim…

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