The following AP article appeared on Yahoo News today:
NKorea: Kim Jong Il's son named to political posts
SEOUL, South Korea – The youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was elected to leadership roles in the ruling Workers' Party, state media said early Wednesday, bolstering speculation he's being groomed to succeed his father as leader of the nuclear-armed nation.
The announcement of Kim Jong Un's election to key party positions came a day after Kim Jong Il made him a four-star general. The announcement of his promotion marked his official debut in North Korean state media.
The son was named vice chairman of the party's Central Military Commission as well as to the party's Central Committee, North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said in a dispatch from Pyongyang. The posts would be the son's first known political posts.
Kim Jong Un is 28 years old. What an amazing military career he must have had to already be a four star general at that tender age.
It's always good to see merit rewarded, whether in a communist country or just at a leftist newspaper.