October 31, 2020

N. Korea Holds ‘Enlarged’ Military Meeting

Does unusual meeting imply that decision to test third nuclear device has been made?

An enlarged meeting of North Korea's powerful Central Military Commission this weekend may have been another step towards Kim Jong Un formally authorizing a third nuclear test, widely expected to be carried out in the near future.

The public announcement of the enlarged meeting of the military commission, which also featured members of the Korean People's Army Supreme Command and commanding officers of North Korea's large combined units, was highly unusual, and perhaps unprecedented.