North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ri Yong Gil Exonerated

ROK media, citing intelligence sources, reports that General Ri Yong Gil has been exonerated by a Ministry of State Security investigation.  According to MBN, he returned to an undisclosed positions within … Continue reading

03/10/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on KJI Birthday

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a banquet and concert at Mokran (peony) House in central Pyongyang for personnel involved in the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 … Continue reading

02/16/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Banquet and Concert with KMS-4 Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation of the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 on February 7 Kim Jong Un hosted a banquet and concert for the personnel involved … Continue reading

02/15/2016

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

Kim Jong Un Guides Island Landing Drill

  DPRK state media reported on 5 July (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) guided and observed an island landing drill.  Korean People’s Army [KPA] infantry, artillery, naval assets … Continue reading

07/04/2014

Kim Jong Un Supervises KPAN Swim Test and Inspects Hwa Islet

DPRK state media reported on 2 July (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) supervised an assessment of the swimming ability of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Navy commanding officers. Attending … Continue reading

07/02/2014 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Supervises Missile Test Firings (updated and revised June 29)

DPRK state media reported on 29 June (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and supervised the tactical missile firing drill conducted by the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic … Continue reading

06/29/2014

KPA Holds Loyalty Rally After Company Commanders Meeting

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] staged a loyalty rally at Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday) to “pay high tribute to President Kim Il Sung … Continue reading

10/28/2013 · Leave a comment

4th Meeting of KPA Company Commanders and Political Instructors Held

The 4th Meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Company Commanders and Political Instructors convened during 22 and 23 October in Pyongyang.  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended both days of … Continue reading

10/27/2013 · Leave a comment

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