North Korea's ruling elite
The latest directory of North Korea’s ruling elite. (Credit: KBS World Radio)

Here’s news from one of the most secretive countries in world: North Korea has a new spy chief.

In its latest directory of the North’s ruling elite on Wednesday, the Unification Ministry said Rim Kwang-il, an army general, was named the new chief of the military intelligence gathering Reconnaissance General Bureau last December, replacing Jang Kil-song.

.Under the leadership of Kim Yong-chol in 2010, the Reconnaissance General Bureau is known for its involvement in the torpedo attack on the South Korean naval corvette Cheonan that killed 46 sailors on board.

Andy Abrahamian, an analyst for George Mason University’s Korea campus, explains what this means for North Korea, South Korea and the United States

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