North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA Official Anniversary Marked

The official anniversary of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was marked on April 25 (originally it was February 8). On April 24 (Sunday) a central report meeting marking the KPA’s … Continue reading

04/28/2016

Kim Jong Un observes and guides submarine-launched ballistic missile test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station #3 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the test of a submarine-launched … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Conferences Held to Elect Delegates to 7th Party Congress and Provincial Party Meetings

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Committee of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Conference was held at the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces [MPAF] teaching hall in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

04/16/2016

Central Report Meeting Held to Mark KIS’ 104th Birth Anniversary

A central report meeting marking the 104th birth anniversary (Sun’s Day) of late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium during the … Continue reading

04/15/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and supervision of an ICBM engine test at Sohae Space Center in Ch’o’lsan County Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

04/14/2016

Titles of Marshal and Vice Marshal Given to Close KJI Adjutants

  The title of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Marshal (inminguk wo’nsu) was awarded to Kim Yong Chun and Hyon Chol Hae, and the title of KPA Vice Marshal (ch’asu) was … Continue reading

04/14/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks Fourth Anniversary of Jong Un’s Appointment to Top Positions

A central report meeting marking the fourth anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) appointment to the position of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] 1st Secretary and National Defense Commission … Continue reading

04/12/2016

KPA Holds Loyalty Meeting to Mark Sun’s Day

A loyalty meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] officers and service members was held at Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on April 11 (Monday) to commemorate Sun’s … Continue reading

04/12/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks KJI NDC Chairman 23rd Anniversary

A central report meeting commemorating the 23rd anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) election as chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC] was held at the … Continue reading

04/12/2016

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