North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

General Staff Statement Says KPA “Ready to Promptly Launch Operations Any Time”

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a statement on 7 October (Monday) which said that the KPA’s “the units of all services and army corps level of the … Continue reading

10/08/2013 · 1 Comment

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

Kim Jong Un Visits KPA Science and Technology Exhibition Hall

DPRK state media reported on 20 August (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Scientific and Technological Exhibition Hall.  Among those in attendance were … Continue reading

08/21/2013 · 1 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

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op With FLW Veterans and

DPRK state media reported on 2 August (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo-op with veteran of the Fatherland Liberation War (Korean War) and Korean People’s … Continue reading

08/03/2013 · Leave a comment

With KPA Assets in Syria and Rumors of Moscow Trip, Gen. Kim Kyok Sik Remains PY Man of the Hour

Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported on 3 June (Monday) that Arabic-speaking Korean People’s Army [KPA] personnel are serving as military advisers on artillery tactics and providing logistical support to the Syrian Armed Forces, … Continue reading

06/04/2013 · 1 Comment

Children’s Union Donates MLRS in Hamhu’ng Ceremony

DPRK state media reported that the Korean Children’s Union [KCU] donated Sonyonho (children) multiple launch rocket systems [MLRS] during a ceremony held in Hamhu’ng, South Hamgyo’ng Province on 1 June … Continue reading

06/04/2013 · 1 Comment

KPA General Staff Says It “Will Take Powerful Practical Military Countermeasures”

DPRK state media released a statement (tamhwa) on 4 April (Thursday) from a spokesman from the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff which said the “”the towering resentment of the DPRK’s … Continue reading

04/03/2013 · Leave a comment

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