North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

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

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

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 Inspects Command Element of KPA SOF Unit and Guides Training Exercises

DPRK state media reported on 22 March (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected the command element of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #1973.  KJU’s last reported public appearance … Continue reading

03/24/2013 · Leave a comment

CMC Meetings Shown in DPRK Documentary on Kim Jong Un’s Military Activities

On 5 March DPRK state media released a documentary film which compiled film footage of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspecting Korean People’s Army [KPA] units, observing training exercises and … Continue reading

03/18/2013 · 4 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

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with KPA Political Lecturers and Inspects KPA Large Combined Unit #630

DPRK stated media reported on 22 February (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session with Korean People’s Army [KPA] service members and officers and civilian … Continue reading

02/22/2013 · Leave a comment

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