North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Was Nuclear Factory Showroom at the T’aeso’ng Machine Factory?

  On March 7, Kim Jong Un visited a facility where he was briefed about the DPRK’s nuclear weapons the missiles which would serve as their delivery system.  Based on … Continue reading

03/10/2016

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

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

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of a multiple-launch rocket system [MLRS] drill in Kangwo’n Province. DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

01/02/2015

Pyon In Son Head of Operations Bureau?

Has Col. Gen. Pyon In Son been appointed director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA]  General Staff Operations Bureau [GSOB] ? Film footage of the military parade and demonstration on … Continue reading

09/16/2013 · 1 Comment

Pak Is Back

The DPRK’s leading official in the production of conventional and advanced weapons has reappeared following a four-month absence from state media.  Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Secretary and National Defense Commission … Continue reading

09/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Expanded Meeting of the Party Central Military Commission Held

DPRK state media reported on 25 August (Sunday) that an expanded meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission [CMC] was held.  The meeting’s venue and date was … Continue reading

08/27/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Construction of Mirim Riding Club and Munsu Wading Pool

DPRK state media reported on 9 August (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visit the ongoing construction of the Mirim Riding Club and the Munsu Wading Pool in Pyongyang. … Continue reading

08/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Moranbong Band Concert with FLW Anniversary Parade Participants

DPRK state media reported on 3 August (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a concert given for participants in the military parade and demonstration (held on 27 July) … Continue reading

08/04/2013 · Leave a comment

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