North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

DPRK Fires Rodong Ballistic Missile into East Sea (updated)

A Rodong (Nodong) medium-range ballistic missile was fired from Sukch’o’n County, South P’yo’ngan Province, and landed in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) at 5:50 AM KST on March 18 … Continue reading

03/17/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Rocket Reentry Simulation (updated)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the 2016 KPA Tank Competition (translation variant between KCNA and state broadcasting noted in parentheses) DPRK state media reported … Continue reading

03/14/2016

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 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 Meets with Nuclear Weapons Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of the test of a multiple-launch rocket system DPRK state media reported on March 9 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

03/08/2016

National Defense Commission, Foreign Ministry Issues Statements on Foal Eagle, Key Resolve

The DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC], the supreme organ of the state, issued a statement on March 7 (Monday) warning of “military counter-action for preemptive attack” ahead of the annual … Continue reading

03/06/2016

DPRK Foreign Ministry, Government Issue Statements on UNSC Sanctions

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement through state media on March 3 (Thursday) in response to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2270 (2016) adopted on March 2.  According to … Continue reading

03/04/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends MLRS Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to T’aeso’ng Machine Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the test firing of multiple-launch rocket systems [MLRS] which will be … Continue reading

03/03/2016

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