North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Kim Jong Un Visits KPA Fishery Stations

KJU’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of defense positions in the KPA’s southwestern front DPRK state media reported on November 17 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

11/18/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Islets in KPA Southwestern Front

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection of Mahap Islet DPRK state media reported November 13 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected Korean People’s Army [KPA] units on … Continue reading

11/14/2016

KJU Inspects KPA Sub-unit

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of a SOF battalion under KPA Unit #525 DPRK state media reported on November 9 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

11/08/2016

KJU Inspects SOF Battalion

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at commemorative photo-op with GFTUK Congress participants DPRK state media reported on November 4 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un [Kim Cho’ng-u’n] … Continue reading

11/03/2016

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