North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Rally Marks 6th Anniversary of YP-do Shelling

An army-people solidarity rally marking the sixth anniversary of the artillery shelling of Yo’npyo’ng Island was held in Kangryo’ng County on November 23 (Wednesday).  Attending the rally were IV Army … Continue reading

11/24/2016

KPA P’anmunjo’m Mission Issues Anniversary Statement on Ax Incident

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] P’anmunjo’m Mission issued a statement on August 18 (Thursday) to mark the 40th anniversary of the “axe incident,” when two US Army officers attempting to … Continue reading

08/18/2016

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

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 Yong Chol Elevated to Secretary of the United Front Department

Gen. Kim Yong Chol (Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l), a member of the DPRK’s military intelligence community for the last three decades, appears to have replaced Kim Yang Gon as Workers’ Party of … Continue reading

02/04/2016

NDC Policy Department Issues Statement Trashing ROK for Artillery Drill

The National Defense Commission [NDC] Policy Department issued a statement on November 24 (Tuesday) upbraiding the ROK military for holding live-fire artillery drills in the West (Yellow) Sea on November … Continue reading

11/23/2015

KPA Southwestern Command Issues Statement on 5th Anniversary of YP-do

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Southwestern Command issued a statement on November 22, 2015 “in connection with the fact that the south Korean military warmongers are running a high fever … Continue reading

11/22/2015

DPRK Rep. Speaks During UN General Assembly Debate

DPRK Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil Yon (Pak Kil-yo’n) delivered the DPRK’s annual remarks during the general debate portion at the United Nations 67th General Assembly on 1 October (Monday). … Continue reading

10/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Inspects IV Army Corps Units

DPRK media reported on 25 February (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected several units under the Korean People’s Army [KPA] IV Corps, including its 4th battalion which was … Continue reading

02/26/2012 · 1 Comment

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