North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA P’anmunjo’m Mission Spox Says “US Should Go Home”

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] P’anmunjo’m Mission issued a statement on July 20 (Wednesday), the 66th anniversary of the “Taejo’n Agreement”: The so-called “Taejo’n Agreement” was concluded in July 1950 … Continue reading

07/19/2016

Ri Su Yong Meets Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for International Affairs Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) in “a friendly atmosphere” at the Great Hall of … Continue reading

06/02/2016

Kang Sok Ju Funeral

The state funeral for Kang Sok Ju was held on May 22 (Sunday).  Among those attendance were Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So (Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General … Continue reading

05/26/2016

KPA P’anmunjo’m Mission Releases Memo on US “Criminal War Moves”

  The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Mission to P’anmunjo’m released a memo on May 3 (Tuesday) which alleged “before the world the hideous criminal war moves against the DPRK stepped … Continue reading

05/04/2016

KPA Official Anniversary Marked

The official anniversary of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was marked on April 25 (originally it was February 8). On April 24 (Sunday) a central report meeting marking the KPA’s … Continue reading

04/28/2016

NDC Investigation Group Issues Statement

The DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] Investigation Group, an intelligence and investigation agency under the NDC which formed in 2010 primarily to investigate the sinking of the ROKN corvette Ch’o’nan, … Continue reading

03/27/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Mobile Ballistic Missile Drill and Watches KPA Tank Competition

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his meeting with senior nuclear weapons personnel DPRK state media reported on March 11 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and … Continue reading

03/10/2016

Kim Jong Un Military Promotions 2012-2016

On February 13, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “issued an order to raise the military ranks of commanding officers of the KPA [Korean People’s Army] in the run-up to the … Continue reading

02/25/2016

The Fall of Ri Yong Gil

General Ri Yong Gil has been removed from office as Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff.  There are two different accounts about General Ri’s dismissal.  The initial … Continue reading

02/15/2016

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