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LIGNET: North Korea's Brutal Purge Raises Serious Security Questions

Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 12:49 PM

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Jang Song Thaek, left, uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, watches a military parade during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the birth of Kim's father, the late leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang on Feb. 16, 2012. (Kyodo via AP Images)

The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stood accused of treason, corruption, drug use, and womanizing, but no one outside the Hermit Kingdom knows for sure why he was purged and executed. Whatever was behind this chilling turn of events may reflect growing instability within the North Korean leadership and is being viewed by analysts as significant in terms of the country’s complex and close relationship with China.

Click here to read the full analysis from top experts at LIGNET.com.






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