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Hwang Pyong-So is the latest to fall victim to a purge by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who analysts say is rebalancing power away from the military

Two Top North Korean Military Officials Punished for ‘Impure Behavior’

South Korean intelligence has determined that two top North Korean military officials, both previously considered close to dictator Kim Jong-un, have been punished for “impure behavior” in what some analysts believe is a sign the Kim regime is weakening in the face of tough sanctions and political pressure from China.

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting tree nursery No. 122 of the Korean People's Army at an undisclosed location. / AFP / KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA / South Korea OUT …

North Korean Defector Says Kim Pushing for Nukes Before 2018

According to a high-level diplomat who defected from North Korea recently, dictator Kim Jong-un is “racing ahead with nuclear development, after setting up a plan to develop it at all costs by the end of 2017.”