NKorea media dubs young Kim 'outstanding leader'

FILE - This photo released by (North) Korean Central News Agency via Tokyo-based Korea News Service on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009. Kim's youngest son, Kim Jong Un, has reportedly been named to the powerful National Defense Commission, an appointment that analysts said Sunday, April 26, 2009 indicates the 26-year-old is being groomed to take power. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, File)

December 22, 2011 7:40:10 AM PST
The handover of power in North Korea to Kim Jong Il's young son appeared to be going smoothly Thursday, with official media calling him the "outstanding leader" and no outward unrest in the capital or troop movements along its borders.