North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and supervision of an ICBM engine test at Sohae Space Center in Ch’o’lsan County Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

04/14/2016

KPA Holds Loyalty Meeting to Mark Sun’s Day

A loyalty meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] officers and service members was held at Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on April 11 (Monday) to commemorate Sun’s … Continue reading

04/12/2016

Kim Jong Un Guides Largest Artillery Exercise in DPRK History

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of a rocket engine test and cascade separation DPRK state media reported on March 25 (Friday) that Kim Jong … Continue reading

03/24/2016

Kim Jong Un Commands and Observes Landing and Anti-Landing Drills

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the development of Ryomyo’ng Street in Pyongyang DPRK state media reported on March 20 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

03/21/2016

KPA General Staff Issues Statement

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a statement on March 12 (Saturday) which formally declared “military counteractions” to the joint US-ROK Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises. ¬†According … Continue reading

03/12/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Military Exercises

DPRK state media reported on February 21 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) guided military exercises by Korean People’s Army [KPA] large combined units (taeyonhap pudae) and then later … Continue reading

02/21/2016

Ri Myong Su Reappears at KMS-4 Meeting

General Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), who served as Minister of People’s Security from 2011 to 2013, appeared at a February 8, 2016 rally in Pyongyang that celebrated the successful … Continue reading

02/09/2016

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