March 21, 2023

October firepower demonstration shows military commitment

Drill emphasized by both Kim and state media, rather than visiting Mongolian president

What can we learn about the current state of the North Korean armed forces based on a recent drill?

The Rodong Sinmun, the official paper of the Workers’ Party of Korea, on October 31 featured a front-page story about North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un giving field guidance at a military firepower drill.