North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

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

KPA Supreme Command Threatens to “Nullify” Armistice Agreement

DPRK state media reported on 5 March (Tuesday) that a spokesman of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Supreme Command said that it “will make the Korean Armistice Agreement totaly nullified, … Continue reading

03/05/2013 · 12 Comments

KPA Holds Memorial and Loyalty Meeting On KJI Death Anniversary

DPRK state media reported on 17 December (Monday) that the Korean People’s Army [KPA] held a memorial rally on the plaza in front of the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace to commemorate … Continue reading

12/17/2012 · Leave a comment

KIS, KJI Statues Unveiled at Armed Forces Ministry for Military-First Leadership Anniversary

DPRK state media reported that statues of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-song) and Kim Jong Il (Kim Chong-il) were unveiled and dedicated on the campus of the Ministry of the … Continue reading

08/26/2012 · Leave a comment

KPA Sends Notice Protesting Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercises

DPRK state media reported on 6 August (Monday) that Major General Pak Rim Su, head of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Mission at P’anmunjo’m sent a notice protesting the upcoming, … Continue reading

08/07/2012 · 1 Comment

KPA General Staff Issues “Ultimatum” Threatening ROK media institutions and leadership

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff published in DPRK state media what it termed an “open ultimatum” on Monday (4 June) which said, “Officers and men of the army … Continue reading

06/04/2012 · Leave a comment

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