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The South Korean spy agency’s assertion that North Korea purged its defense chief and executed him with anti-aircraft fire is one of its boldest claims ever and, given the agency’s checkered history, has come under growing scrutiny.

South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) has a daunting major task — to look into archenemy North Korea, one of the world’s most insular and hostile nations, and find out what is happening in its corridors of power.

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