North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

NDC Issues “Open Letter” on North-South Military Talks

The DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] issued an “open letter” on May 20 (Friday) which claimed that its “proposal for the north-south military authorities’ talks is the best and greatest … Continue reading

05/20/2016

KPA P’anmunjo’m Mission Releases Memo on US “Criminal War Moves”

  The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Mission to P’anmunjo’m released a memo on May 3 (Tuesday) which alleged “before the world the hideous criminal war moves against the DPRK stepped … Continue reading

05/04/2016

NDC Spox Releases Statment

The spokesman of the DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] released a statement “in connection with the fact that the U.S. and other hostile forces are making last-ditch efforts to attack … Continue reading

04/03/2016

KPA Long-range Artillery Force Issues “Ultimatum”

The long-range artillery element of a Korean People’s Army [KPA] large combined unit (taeyonhap pudae) issued an ultimatum on March 26 (Saturday) in connection with “the beginning of the merciless … Continue reading

03/27/2016

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

CPRK Releases Report

The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (formerly known as the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland) released a report on March 23 (Wednesday) concerning “the reckless … Continue reading

03/24/2016

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

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

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