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Michael Yi, a former intelligence analyst for U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, talks with the Korea JoongAng Daily on April 28 in Seoul. By Park Sang-moon

Korea Joong Ang Daily: CIA veteran recalls long career

A few attempted to overthrow the regime in the ’90s, Yi said

There were a number of coup attempts during the 1990’s against Pyongyang’s regime instigated from within its elite, one of which involved 11 military officials who graduated from the Frunze Military in Moscow, according to a former U.S. spy agency official.

In an interview with the Korea JoongAng Daily on April 28 in Seoul, Michael Yi, a former veteran intelligence analyst who worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 24 years, said 11 officials who studied together at the university had plotted between 1991 and 1992 to overthrow the Kim Il Sung regime.

But their covert plan was foiled after one of their collaborators, O Kuk-ryol, betrayed them and alerted Kim Jong-il to the situation.


Update: North Korea's Kim dynasty survived 'series of coups', says CIA agent -- The Telegraph

WNU Editor:I suspect that this is why the current Kim in power has been purging key members from his government/military .... he learned from his father and grandfather.

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