A South Korean man watches a TV news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. North Korea's absolute leader Kim appointed his youngest son as an army general, giving the son his first known official title in an apparent sign that he is being groomed as the country's next leader. South Korean media said Kim's youngest son Kim Jong Un is shown in the portraits on a screen. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 28, 2010 6:03:56 AM PDT
By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer
SEOUL, South Korea - September 28, 2010 --
North Korea's Kim Jong Il made his mysterious youngest son a four-star general in a major promotion seen Tuesday as confirmation that he is slated to become the country's next leader.