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North Korea Names Hyon Yong Chol Vice Marshal of Army

July 16, 2012

North Korea named Hyon Yong Chol to the position of vice marshal of the Korean People’s Army, according to the North’s official Korea Central News Agency.

The decision was made Monday by the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party and the National Defense Commission, KCNA said in a two paragraph statement.

The appointment comes a day after North Korea announced it had dismissed military chief Ri Yong Ho.

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