North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

National Defense Commission Spokesman Issues Statement on Peninsula Security

A spokesman for the DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] issued a statement claiming that the “situation of the Korean peninsula is being rapidly pushed to the danger of the outbreak … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Foreign Ministry Trashes “Precision air raid operation”

A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on June 15 (Wednesday) said the country would “further bolster up in quality and quantity the nuclear deterrence for self-defense in face of … Continue reading

06/16/2016

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

Kim Jong Un Observed and Guides AA Missile Test and Visits Tonghu’ngsan Machine Plant

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Sinhu’ng Machine Plant DPRK state media reported on April 2 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and … Continue reading

04/01/2016

Foreign Ministry Issues Statement on “escalated tension” on the Peninsula

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on March 31 (Thursday) which hit “out at the US for its foolish attempt to shift the blame for the escalated tension on … Continue reading

03/31/2016

KPA Long-range Artillery Force Issues “Ultimatum”

The long-range artillery element of a Korean People’s Army [KPA] large combined unit (taeyonhap pudae) issued an ultimatum on March 26 (Saturday) in connection with “the beginning of the merciless … Continue reading

03/27/2016

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 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

CPRK Releases Report

The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (formerly known as the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland) released a report on March 23 (Wednesday) concerning “the reckless … Continue reading

03/24/2016

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