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PacNet #90 – North Korean Regime Change

Those hoping for regime change in North Korea may have just gotten their wish . . . it’s just not the type of change they had been hoping for. The purge and subsequent quick execution of North Korea’s number two leader, Jang Song-thaek, proves once again the dangers associated with being next in line in an authoritarian society. Even being the number one guy’s uncle (by marriage, not by birth) cannot save you.