North Korea has replaced three of its top military officials with loyalists to leader Kim Jong Un, days before he is scheduled to hold denuclearisation talks with the United States.
South Korean media, citing intelligence sources, reported the surprise reshuffle. Some analysts said the move was aimed at suppressing any possible military dissent and securing the regime in Mr Kim's absence, while at the same time paving the way for possible changes ahead as the North shifts gear from nuclear to economic development.
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