Kim Jong Il
- The colonel worked for the North Korean military's General Reconnaissance Bureau.
- "The answer is not a simple love-hate, but one of reverence for a family," writes Raymond K. Cunningham, Jr., who traveled to North Korea.
- If North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un he does not appear at a key political event early on Friday, speculation will intensify over his health and grip on power
- Jang Song Thaek was killed just days ahead of the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il.