What to know about Kim Jong Un

POSTED: 01:41 PM PDT Apr 09, 2013    UPDATED: 03:45 AM PDT Aug 01, 2014 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen publicly in more than a month, and rumors are flying as to Kim's whereabouts. Some have even speculated that his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, may be running the country in his Absence. Learn more about the life of Kim Jong Un, the young and eccentric North Korean leader.

Kim Jong Un presides over operation meeting
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4. Kim Jong Un was named to North Korea's National Defense Commission shortly after completing his education at the academy and was eventually promoted to four-star general and named vice chairman of the Central Military Commission as well as to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in 2010.

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