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Coup d'état of December Twelfth
Chun Doo-hwan ordered the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa without authorization from then-President Choi Kyuha, alleging involvement in the assassination of the ex-President Park Chung-hee. This led to a bloody shoot-out at the Army Headquarters and the Ministry of Defense. By the next morning, Chun and his fellow eleventh class military academy graduates Roh Tae-woo and Jeong Ho-yong were in charge of the Korean military.
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