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December 28th, 2011
09:03 AM ET

Kim Jong Il's funeral a show of stability? CSIS's Victor Cha on what can be learned from the procession

North Korea is painting a picture of power and stability this morning as the world watches the funeral procession for Kim Jong Il.

Thousands of hysterical mourners lined the streets of the capital in the snow to say farewell to the former dictator. His son Kim Jong Un - the hand-picked successor to North Korea - walked alongside the hearse with thousands of soldiers marching in step right behind him.

This morning on American Morning, senior advisor and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Victor Cha talks about whether today's events reveal anything about the leadership transition and why so many who study North Korea are pessimistic about the country's future.


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