North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Attends ICBM Engine Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the machine plant managed by Ri Ch’o’l-ho DPRK state media reported on April 9 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

04/08/2016

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

03/31/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits February 11 Plant and Attends and Supervises Rocket Engine Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a test of a 300 mm MLRS DPRK state media reported on March 24 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

03/24/2016

DPRK Fires Rodong Ballistic Missile into East Sea (updated)

A Rodong (Nodong) medium-range ballistic missile was fired from Sukch’o’n County, South P’yo’ngan Province, and landed in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) at 5:50 AM KST on March 18 … Continue reading

03/17/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Rocket Reentry Simulation (updated)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the 2016 KPA Tank Competition (translation variant between KCNA and state broadcasting noted in parentheses) DPRK state media reported … Continue reading

03/14/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Mobile Ballistic Missile Drill and Watches KPA Tank Competition

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his meeting with senior nuclear weapons personnel DPRK state media reported on March 11 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and … Continue reading

03/10/2016

Was Nuclear Factory Showroom at the T’aeso’ng Machine Factory?

  On March 7, Kim Jong Un visited a facility where he was briefed about the DPRK’s nuclear weapons the missiles which would serve as their delivery system.  Based on … Continue reading

03/10/2016

Kim Jong Un Meets with Nuclear Weapons Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of the test of a multiple-launch rocket system DPRK state media reported on March 9 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

03/08/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends MLRS Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to T’aeso’ng Machine Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the test firing of multiple-launch rocket systems [MLRS] which will be … Continue reading

03/03/2016

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