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

Statement Published Declaring “North-State Relations Have Been Put in a State of War”

DPRK state media published a statement (tamhwa) on 30 March (Saturday) from “the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK.”  Unlike the recent volley of statements, or indeed most communications … Continue reading

03/30/2013 · 3 Comments

Kim Jong Un Observes and Commands Flak Rocket and Drone Drill

DPRK state media reported on 20 March (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded a Korean People’s Army [KPA] live fire drill using flak rockets and drones. … Continue reading

03/20/2013 · 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

National Peace Committee of Korea and CPRK Release Statements

DPRK state media reported on 8 March that the National Peace Committee of Korea [NPCK] and the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea [CPRK] (f.k.a Committee for the Peaceful … Continue reading

03/08/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits West Sea Islands

DPRK state media reported on 7 March (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected Korean People’s Army [KPA] island defense units on Jangjae (Changjae) and Mu Islets in the … Continue reading

03/08/2013 · 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

Leaflets Floated on KWP Anniversary, Despite KPA Warning

Defectors from the DPRK and other ROK-based activists floated 200,000 leaflets on Monday, 10 October, on the anniversary of the foundation of the Korean Workers’ Party.  The activists scattering the … Continue reading

10/10/2011 · 1 Comment

Koreas Continue IW on Anniversary of War Outbreak

On the 61st anniversary (25 June 1950) of the initiation of hostilities between the two Koreas, groups in the DPRK and ROK continued an ongoing information war.  The DPRK’s Committee … Continue reading

06/26/2011 · Leave a comment

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