February 25, 2024

North Korean soldiers at Joint Security Area sporting new uniforms, photos reveal

Change comes amid ongoing negotiations on logistics for newly-demilitarized JSA

North Korean soldiers inside the Joint Security Area (JSA) have begun wearing updated uniforms, photos show, as negotiations over a new system of free movement and other logistical issues within the newly-demilitarized zone continue.

Soldiers wearing the new uniforms were shown in images taken by Koryo Tours tour manager Rich Beal during a visit with foreign visitors to the North Korean side earlier this month, with the DPRK having officially made the switch between late October and early November.