North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Attends Ballistic Missile Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kangdong Precision Machine Plant Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided a test of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile identified as Pukgukso’ng-2 … Continue reading

02/12/2017

First Ballistic Missile Test of 2017 Held

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic Force (also known as the Strategic Rocket Force Command), along with scientists and technicians subordinate to the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Munitions Industry … Continue reading

02/12/2017

KPA Anniversary Commemorated

A meeting of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] high command was held at the teaching hall of the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces office complex on February 7 (Tuesday) … Continue reading

02/08/2017

Has the State Security Boss Been Dismissed?

ROK media, citing a sources “familiar with North Korean affairs,” alleges that General Kim Won Hong (Kim Wo’n-hong) was “dismissed” from his position, possibly during December 2016.  According to Yonhap, “Kim … Continue reading

02/03/2017

Gen. Kim Myong Guk (1940-2016)

Former 1st Vice Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff and Director of the General Staff Operations Bureau, General Kim Myong Guk (Kim Myo’ng-kuk) passed away in Pyongyang … Continue reading

11/28/2016

Rally Marks 6th Anniversary of YP-do Shelling

An army-people solidarity rally marking the sixth anniversary of the artillery shelling of Yo’npyo’ng Island was held in Kangryo’ng County on November 23 (Wednesday).  Attending the rally were IV Army … Continue reading

11/24/2016

Foreign Ministry Issues Memo and Timeline on Nuclear Diplomacy (Haters, back off)

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a memorandum on November 21 (Monday) entitled “The DPRK’s Strengthening of its Nuclear Forces Is a Righteous Choice to Defend Itself from the Extreme Moves … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits August 25 Fishery Station

KJU’s last observed appearance was his commanding and observing an MLRS firing contest by women gunners DPRK state media reported on November 20 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

11/20/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Commands Women’s MLRS Contest

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the May 27 and January 8 Fishery Stations DPRK state media reported November 19 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed … Continue reading

11/19/2016

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