North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Foreign Ministry Trashes “Precision air raid operation”

A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on June 15 (Wednesday) said the country would “further bolster up in quality and quantity the nuclear deterrence for self-defense in face of … Continue reading

06/16/2016

New KPA Special Operations Forces Commander

Lt. Gen. Kim Yong Bok (Kim Yo’ng-pok) has been appointed commanding officer of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] XI Corps (or Storm Corps), the military’s primary special operations forces [SOF] … Continue reading

02/15/2015

State Security Claims SK Operative Bust

DPRK state media reported that a spokesman for the Ministry of State Security [MSS] claimed on 7 November (Thursday) it had apprehended  “an agent of the Intelligence Service of south … Continue reading

11/07/2013

DPRK, China Prosecutors’ Offices Sign Cooperation Memo

A delegation from the DPRK Supreme Prosecutor’s Office (f.k.a. the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office) met with Chinese Deputy Procurator (Attorney) General Hu Zejun on 28 October.  The DPRK delegation included … Continue reading

11/05/2013 · Leave a comment

General Staff Statement Says KPA “Ready to Promptly Launch Operations Any Time”

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a statement on 7 October (Monday) which said that the KPA’s “the units of all services and army corps level of the … Continue reading

10/08/2013 · 1 Comment

Pyon In Son Head of Operations Bureau?

Has Col. Gen. Pyon In Son been appointed director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA]  General Staff Operations Bureau [GSOB] ? Film footage of the military parade and demonstration on … Continue reading

09/16/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Premier Visits Cooperative Farms in S. P’yo’ngan

DPRK state media reported on 31 July (Wednesday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju visited two cooperative farms in So’ngch’o’n County, South P’yo’ngan Province.  Pak visited the “township cooperative farm” where … Continue reading

07/31/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Tours Renovation at Mirim Riding Club and Migok Cooperative Farm

DPRK state media reported on 6 June (Thursday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Migok Cooperative Farm  and toured the renovation work at Mirim Riding Club.  Pak’s … Continue reading

06/06/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Pukchang Thermal Power Complex and Cooperative Farm

DPRK state media reported on 9 May (Thursday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited a cooperative farm in Mundo’k County, South P’yo’ngan Province and the Pukch’ang Thermal Power … Continue reading

05/12/2013 · Leave a comment

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