North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

National Meeting Marks 53rd Anniversary of So’ngun Leadership

A national meeting was held at the 25 April House of Culture in Pyongyang on 24 August (Saturday) to mark the 53rd anniversary of Military-First (So’ngun) Revolutionary Leadership.  Attending the … Continue reading

08/25/2013 · Leave a comment

The Ministry of People’s Security and DPRK Media Hit Back at Mein Kampf Allegations

DPRK state media published two statements on 19 June (Wednesday) that lambasted and partially denied** an allegation that the country’s leader Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) distributed copies of  a … Continue reading

06/19/2013 · Leave a comment

Gen. Kim Kyok Sik Lands at KPA General Staff

Two weeks after being removed from office as the DPRK’s defense minister, Gen. Kim Kyok Sik has been appointed Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff.  Gen. Kim … Continue reading

05/23/2013 · 1 Comment

National Meeting Commemorates Official KPA Anniversary

DPRK state media reported that a national meeting marking the official 81st anniversary (25 April) of the foundation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was held at the 25 April … Continue reading

04/24/2013 · Leave a comment

Documentary Film Aired on Moranbong Band Visit to KPA Large Combined Unit #630

On or around 15 April (Monday) DPRK state media broadcast a documentary film about a 11 April 2013 visit by members of the DPRK core elite and a concert by … Continue reading

04/17/2013 · 2 Comments

KPA General Staff Denies Cyberattack on ROK

DPRK state media reported on 12 April (Friday) that a spokesman for the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff denied that DPRK operatives working under the Reconnaissance General Bureau [RGB] … Continue reading

04/13/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Yang Gon Visits Kaesong Industrial Complex, Withdraws DPRK Workers

DPRK state media reported on 8 April (Monday) that Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Secretary and Director of the United Front Department [UFD], Kim Yang Gon issued a statement following a … Continue reading

04/08/2013 · Leave a comment

KPA General Staff Says It “Will Take Powerful Practical Military Countermeasures”

DPRK state media released a statement (tamhwa) on 4 April (Thursday) from a spokesman from the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff which said the “”the towering resentment of the DPRK’s … Continue reading

04/03/2013 · Leave a comment

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