Security Apparatus


The pages below are basic organizational backgrounds on the some of the agencies that constitute the DPRK’s security community.

Central Military Commission (CMC)

CC KWP Administration Department

Guard Command

KPA General Staff Department [GSD]

KPA General Staff Department Operations Bureau (General Staff Operations Department) [GSOB]

Military Security Command [MSC]

Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces [MPAF]

KPA General Political Department (General Political Bureau) [GPD]

National Defense Commission [NDC]

Pyongyang Defense Command [PDC]

State Security Department [Ministry of State Security] [SSD/MSS]


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