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Category Archives: 2012-2013 KPA Winter Training Cycle

DPRK Threatens to “Shut Down” Kaesong Industrial Zone

DPRK state media published a statement of the General Bureau for Central Guidance on 30 March (Saturday) about the status of the Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone [Kaeso’ng Industrial Complex] which said … Continue reading

03/30/2013 · Leave a comment

Statement Published Declaring “North-State Relations Have Been Put in a State of War”

DPRK state media published a statement (tamhwa) on 30 March (Saturday) from “the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK.”  Unlike the recent volley of statements, or indeed most communications … Continue reading

03/30/2013 · 3 Comments

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

Cities on Fire? Phone Out of Order

South Korean media reported on 27 March (Wednesday) that the DPRK severed an inter-Korea telephone line that according to Yonhap News Agency “has been used to notify the North of any … Continue reading

03/27/2013

DPRK Premier Tours Islet Defense Detachments

DPRK state media reported on 27 March (Wednesday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim toured the Jangjae Islet and Mu Islet Hero Defense Detachments.  Choe toured the bases on … Continue reading

03/27/2013 · Leave a comment

KPA Supreme Command Issues Statement

DPRK state media reported that the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Supreme Command issued a statement on 26 March 2013 (Tuesday) which said that it “put on the highest alert all … Continue reading

03/26/2013 · 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

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