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

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

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

DPRK Premier Visits Sites in Kangwon Province

DPRK state media reported on 16 March (Saturday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the Munp’yo’ng Smeltery, the Sep’o Tableland (grasslands) and several cooperative farms in Kangwo’n Province. … Continue reading

03/16/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Live Fire Artillery Exercises in West Sea

DPRK state media reported on 13 March (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) supervised and observed live fire artillery exercises by Korean People’s Army [KPA] island defense units.  The … Continue reading

03/14/2013 · Leave a comment

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

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