January 25, 2021

North Korea holds major military parade in Pyongyang, showcases multiple ICBMs

Hwasong-14 and 15 rockets displayed on the eve of the Winter Olympics

North Korea held a military parade on Thursday morning, pictures from state broadcaster the Korean Central Television (KCTV) showed, using the event to showcase recently tested Hwasong-14 and 15 rockets on the eve of the Winter Olympics.

But despite the timing of the parade having the potential to complicate the optics of ongoing inter-Korean rapprochement, it was notably smaller than last April’s, featuring less military hardware, fewer missile types, and running for a shorter duration.