North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Watches Sports Contests and U’nhasu Orchestra Concert on Sun’s Day

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) watched sports contests by Korean People’s Army [KPA] personnel and a concert by the U’nhasu Orchestra on 15 April (Monday), … Continue reading

04/16/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Kumsusan Memorial Palace of the Sun

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun at midnight on 15 April (Monday), the 101st anniversary of the birth of … Continue reading

04/15/2013 · 1 Comment

KPA General Staff Says It “Will Take Powerful Practical Military Countermeasures”

DPRK state media released a statement (tamhwa) on 4 April (Thursday) from a spokesman from the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff which said the “”the towering resentment of the DPRK’s … Continue reading

04/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Convenes Meeting and Orders Strategic Rockets “To be on stand-by”

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) convened a meeting and signed military operations orders at 00:30 [12:30 am] Korean Standard Time [KST] on 29 March (Friday). … Continue reading

03/28/2013 · 2 Comments

Kim Jong Un Attends National Meeting of KPA Information Officers and Commemorative Photo-Op

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un attended a national meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] information personnel at the 25 April House of Culture on 28 March, and … Continue reading

03/28/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Observes and Commands Live Fire Joint Exercises of KPA Large Combined Units #324 & #287 and KPA Navy Combined Unit #597

DPRK state media reported on 25 March (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) commanded live fire joint exercises by Korean People’s Army [KPA] Large Combined (taeyonhap pudae) Units #324 … Continue reading

03/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Unit #1501, Visits Restaurant Ship Building and Reviews Products Produced by KPA

DPRK state media reported that on 24 March (Sunday) Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a field inspection of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #1501, visited the building of a … Continue reading

03/25/2013 · 5 Comments

Kim Jong Un Inspects Command Element of KPA SOF Unit and Guides Training Exercises

DPRK state media reported on 22 March (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected the command element of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #1973.  KJU’s last reported public appearance … Continue reading

03/24/2013 · Leave a comment

CMC Meetings Shown in DPRK Documentary on Kim Jong Un’s Military Activities

On 5 March DPRK state media released a documentary film which compiled film footage of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspecting Korean People’s Army [KPA] units, observing training exercises and … Continue reading

03/18/2013 · 4 Comments

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