Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
Kim Jong-il has emerged from his recent hiatus and conducted a guidance tour of the KPA-run cattle farm Unit 580. I shall hold off doing a full posting until we see where the guidance train stops next. It is a poetic irony that the Korea Times asked, “Where’s the beef?” and General-Secretary Kim turned up at a cattle farm. His travel party was certainly a greatest hits list, reported as consisting of KPA Generals and NDC Directors Hyon Chol-hae and Ri Myong-su, KWP Secretary Kim Ki-nam, KWP Financial Planning Director Pak Nam-gi and husband and wife KWP Directors Jang Song-thaek and Kim Kyong-hui.