The Kim Family Regime controls all things, and they use the institutions of the military and the party to do it - with the security services monitoring everybody.
The people in this picture are the party central committee (CC). This is their 31 March plenary session. These people are the enablers of the regime...people hired to carry out what the top leadership want. Their number varies with attrition and new appointments, but is about 140, plus about 120 candidate members. They receive enormous privileges for being supporters of the regime as CC members. The bennies, the bennies, the bennies.
These are the people who are the leaders -- the politburo and leaders of the party sitting in front of the CC members. There are no secrets here. Anybody can see this. The politburo is a mixture of party, military and government. Notice there are 3 military to the right and one at the podium, who is probably Choi Yong-hae, Director of the General Political Bureau, political watchdogs of the military. He is party guy, not a military guy, though he wears a military uniform. The empty seat for the military officer at the podium is located to the right with the other military officers. They are there for a reason -- there is military influence and participation in decision-making. The front row of four next to the podium left to right are Kim Ki-nam, Party Secretary for propaganda; KJU's aunt, Kim Kyong-hui, Director of the KWP Organization and Guidance Department that has absolute control of the personal lives of everybody in the room; Choe Yong-nim, Cabinet Premier; and Kim Yong-nam, Chairman of the Supreme People's Assembly Presidium. Directly behind Kim Yong-nam is Pak Do-chun, Party head of the nuclear and missile programs and the one responsible to coordinate funding, political reliability and security...not engineering. They have plenty of scientists for that and the military gives them the specifications of how capabilities work into the military arsenal. Party guys do not do that because they are party guys...the ones that make things happen. To Pak's right appears to be Yang Hyong-sop, vice to Kim Yong-nam and married to a cousin of Kim Il-sung. The man sitting in the back row next to the two military officers to the far right is Choe Tae Bok, Chairman of the Supreme People's Assembly. The man in front of him is Chang Song-taek, KJU's uncle by marriage and husband of Kim Kyong-hui, KJU aunt as mentioned. Chang is the string puller. The general next to him is MinisterPeople's Armed Forces (Minister of Defense) GEN Kim Kyok-sik. Not sure about the guy behind Kim Ki-nam or the guy to the far right in the picture.
All of these people should be the targets of our priority strategic PSYOP .