North Korea's minister of People's Armed Forces promoted to general
North Korea's minister of the People's Armed Forces, Jang Jong-nam , was recently promoted to general.
In a photo released Wednesday by the North's official Korean Central News Agency, Jang is seen wearing a four-star insignia indicating the rank of general.
North Korea watchers speculate that Pyongyang is in the midst of a military reorganization that involves replacing older officials with younger loyalists.
The move comes after the North's promotion of Ri Yong-gil , the Army's General Staff chief of operations, to general.