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S. Korea names new intelligence chief

March 2, 2013 at 3:40 PM

SEOUL, March 2 (UPI) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye appointed an Army official to head the nation's new state intelligence agency.

Nam Jae-joon, a former Army chief of staff, Nam had been teaching at Seoul's Seokyeong University. Nam was a career soldier who was also chief director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the deputy commander of the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command.

Nam was a top foreign policy adviser on Park's presidential campaign, Yonhap News Agency said.

The newly created agency's primary function is to monitor actions in North Korea.

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