North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

NDC Policy Department Issues Statement Trashing ROK for Artillery Drill

The National Defense Commission [NDC] Policy Department issued a statement on November 24 (Tuesday) upbraiding the ROK military for holding live-fire artillery drills in the West (Yellow) Sea on November … Continue reading

11/23/2015

KIS, KJI Statues Unveiled at KIS University of Politics

A ceremony was held at Kim Il Sung University of Politics in Pyongyang on November 20 (Friday) at which statues of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) and Kim Jong Il … Continue reading

11/22/2015

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Military Education Officers’ Meeting Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was at the 7th National Meeting of KPA Military Education Officers DPRK state media reported on November 7 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

11/08/2015

Expanded Central Military Commission Meeting Held

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of an island landing drill in the West Sea DPRK state media reported on February 23 (Monday) that an expanded … Continue reading

02/23/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on KJI Birth Anniversary

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the construction of Mirae Scientists Street Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), accompanied by senior officials of the Korean People’s Army … Continue reading

02/16/2015

New KPA Special Operations Forces Commander

Lt. Gen. Kim Yong Bok (Kim Yo’ng-pok) has been appointed commanding officer of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] XI Corps (or Storm Corps), the military’s primary special operations forces [SOF] … Continue reading

02/15/2015

Kim Jong Un Guides Island Landing Drill

  DPRK state media reported on 5 July (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) guided and observed an island landing drill.  Korean People’s Army [KPA] infantry, artillery, naval assets … Continue reading

07/04/2014

Kim Jong Un Supervises KPAN Swim Test and Inspects Hwa Islet

DPRK state media reported on 2 July (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) supervised an assessment of the swimming ability of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Navy commanding officers. Attending … Continue reading

07/02/2014 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Shipyard and KPA Navy Cemetery

DPRK state media reported on 1 November (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited a shipyard and the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Navy Unit #790 Martyrs’ Cemetery.  At the … Continue reading

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