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Artillery Commander Named New Military Chief

September 09 2019

North Korea

Col. Gen. Pak Jong Chon has been named the new chief of the North Korean military, reports Agence France-Presse. 

Pak was named chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army on Friday, reported the state-run Korean Central News Agency. 

The general was previously the head of the artillery command and joined dictator Kim Jong Un at the test-firing of new guided missiles last month.

He succeeds Gen. Ri Yong Gil, who has held the top post twice since 2013. 

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