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Ri Man Gon and the OGD Nuclear Illuminati

(The following was written during mid-January 2016 after Kim Jong Un attended a commemorative photo-op with the DPRK’s nuclear test personnel.  In light of the February 2016 space launch, Kim … Continue reading


Ri Myong Su Reappears at KMS-4 Meeting

General Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), who served as Minister of People’s Security from 2011 to 2013, appeared at a February 8, 2016 rally in Pyongyang that celebrated the successful … Continue reading


Han Kwang Sang Affirmed as KWP Department Director

DPRK state media has identified central party finance and accounting cadre Han Kwang Sang as a Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Department Director.  In a 23 September (Monday) report about Kim … Continue reading

09/25/2013 · Leave a 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

Ceremony Opens U’nha Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang

A ceremony opening the U’nha Scientists’ Street, a residential area in Pyongyang for research scientists and technicians, was held on 11 September (Wednesday).  Attending the ceremony were Pak Pong Ju … Continue reading

09/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Minister of People’s Security Meets with Mongolian President

Minister of People’s Security Gen. Choe Pu Il met with Mongolia’s President Taskhigiin Elbegdorj in Ulan Bator (Ulaanbaatar) on 28 August (Wednesday).  According to the Mongolian President’s Office, Elbegdorj “expressed … Continue reading

08/28/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Mushroom Production Sites and Pyongyang Metro

DPRK state media reported on 1 August (Thursday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju toured Pyongyang Metro stations and mushroom growing production sites.  Pak visited Pyongyang Metro stations, described by KCNA … Continue reading

08/02/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex and Construction Projects in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 20 May (Monday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex and three construction projects in and around Pyongyang. … Continue reading

05/20/2013 · Leave a comment

KIS and KJU Statues Dedicated at People’s Security Headquarters

DPRK state media reported that on 14 April (Sunday) statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were unveiled and dedicated at the headquarters of the Ministry of People’s … Continue reading

04/14/2013 · Leave a comment

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