A press release from North Korean state media, announcing a senior-level military meeting, called Pak Yong Sik the country’s defense minister.
This is the first time North Korea has publicly stated that Pak was serving in that role.
Hyon Yong Chol, the country’s last defense minister, was last mentioned by state media on April 29.
Chol was killed by fire from an anti-aircraft gun at a military school in front of hundreds of people in Pyongyang around April 30, the South Korean Intelligence Service (NIS) reportedly told members of its parliament.
The article notes that General Hyon might still be alive, meaning the story of the anti-aircraft gun was just Kim playing with our minds. Honestly, I kind of doubt that.
Regardless, I’d suggest to the new defense minister that he take No Doz before all meetings.
PS: Oh, come on. How many of you wouldn’t read that news and think immediately of Admiral Ozzel?
(1) Hey, the man fell asleep in the presence of his god. Some things cannot be tolerated.