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North Korean Missle Launch; Brief Biography of Their Leader

Updated on July 7, 2017

North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un took office after his father, Kim Jong-il's death in 2011. His mother, Ko Young-hee, who was an opera singer, passed away in 2004. Before taking office Kim Jong-un was rarely seen in public. His life was not publicized.

Kim Jong-un is known for promoting both economic and agriculture changes in his country, although many believe him to be a violator of human rights, executing at least 300 people since he took office, including his uncle who was put to death for treason.


Photo of Kim Jong-un and his Wife, Ri-sol-ju

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Biography of Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un is believed to have been born in January, 1984, although some say his birthdate was in July of that year. He is married and has one daughter. They live at Ryongsang Residence, a mansion in Pyongyang. His interests include not only launching nuclear test missiles, which he is said to be obsessed with, but he also enjoys basketball and computer games. He once drew many beautiful pencil sketches of Michael Jordan and more recently was visited by basketball player, Dennis Rodman.

Kim Jong-un's Education

Because much of the information about Kim Jong-un is unavailable, his schooling may be confused with that of his half brother, but it is noted that he received his education in Switzerland. He then attended a military academy in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. In 2013 he received an honorary doctorate from a private university in Malaysia. His major was economics.

The Latest Missle Launch by North Korea

Yet another nuclear missle has been launched in North Korea, making this nearly 10 this year alone. One was launched in March landing within 200 miles of Japan. Does this latest missle, which could possibly have reached Alaska, present an immediate danger to the U.S.? According to Nikki Haley, our ambassador to the United Nations, "this is a sharp and clear military escalation." It undoubtedly will not be the last we see of North Korea's nuclear test missle launches. But what are we going to do about it? President Trump says he has nothing better to do with his time.

Kim Jong-un

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April, 2017 North Korean Missle Launch Explosion

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      Susan Sullenberger 6 weeks ago from Lakeland

      He's like a pesty fly or rather, mosquito, and won't quit. He's obsessed with this venture and just may find out the hard way. It's quit with the missles or pay the price. Thanks for commenting.

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      Ashutosh Joshi 6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      How does one handle a mad person? By provoking or by avoiding or help them seek medical assistance, if possible.

      US policy with KJU has only been provocative in nature. Anyways its all said and done, things now have become little complicated and seems warmongering is the way forward.