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N. Korea Names New Defense Chief

North Korea has confirmed the replacement of the country’s defense chief, who was believed to be purged. The fate of Hyon Yong Chol has been the object of media attention since May when South Korean intelligence officials said he had been executed on charges of treason in late April. But the North, which rarely makes public pronouncements on such moves, has been silent on the status of the general. In a report about a meeting with a Lao military delegation over the weekend, the North’s...

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