December 06, 2023

Kim Jong Un reappears at military meeting, orders ‘intensified’ training

Meeting on eve of likely military parade marks North Korean leader’s first appearance in over one month

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended an enlarged Central Military Commission (CMC) meeting on Monday to order “intensified” operational training and talk issues related to war readiness, according to state media, marking his first public appearance in 36 days.

The report also revealed that a military branch responsible for nuclear missiles has been renamed and possibly reorganized, and that a new corps or other prominent unit was created in Oct. 2022.