Kim Jong-il's death: 4 questions about 'dear successor' Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un, the third son of North Korea’s 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il, appears well on his way to succeeding his father, but he remains an 'untested quantity.' What do we know about him?

What moves have signaled Kim Jong-un’s advance?

Since he suffered a stroke in August 2008, Kim Jong-il has assiduously groomed Jong-un for succession. In 2009, Kim Jong-un got a post on the national defense commission, the center of power in North Korea of which his father was chairman. In September 2010, Kim Jong-un was named a general, although he had no previous military experience. In October 2010,he was named to the party’s central committee and became a member of the military commission.

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