Yonhap News AgencyDecember 13, 2013 06:25
By Kim Eun-jung
SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Yonhap) -- Following North Korea's execution of its young leader's once powerful uncle, South Korea's defense chief on Friday pledged to maintain high military vigilance to deter potential provocations by the unpredictable communist regime.
The latest move comes after Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency reported that Jang Song-thaek, considered as North Korea's No. 2, was executed on Thursday for treason charges, just four days after he was stripped off all of his posts.