North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Promotions List Issued for Sun’s Day

A military promotions list was issued on April 14 (Fridayday), ahead of  Sun’s Day[April 15] (Kim Il Sung’s birth anniversary).  In his capacity as Korean People’s Army [KPA] Supreme Commander, … Continue reading

04/14/2017

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides SOF Contest

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the fifth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly on April 11 DPRK state media reported on April 13 (Thursday) that Kim … Continue reading

04/13/2017

Kim Jong Un Attends and Guides IRBM Hwaso’ng-10 Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill in Pyongyang Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the test firing of the … Continue reading

06/22/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits T’aeso’ng Machine Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of an anti-tank weapons test DPRK state media reported on March 2 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Thaesong … Continue reading

03/01/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Anti-Tank Weapons Testing

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the KPA Military Band’s 70th Anniversary concert DPRK state media reported on February 27 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

02/26/2016

Kim Jong Un Military Promotions 2012-2016

On February 13, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “issued an order to raise the military ranks of commanding officers of the KPA [Korean People’s Army] in the run-up to the … Continue reading

02/25/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Military Education Officers’ Meeting Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was at the 7th National Meeting of KPA Military Education Officers DPRK state media reported on November 7 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

11/08/2015

Kim Jong Un Observes AA Rocket Exercises

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Catfish Farm DPRK state media reported on November 3 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed anti-air … Continue reading

11/03/2015

Expanded Central Military Commission Meeting Held

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of an island landing drill in the West Sea DPRK state media reported on February 23 (Monday) that an expanded … Continue reading

02/23/2015

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