April 24, 2024

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John G. Grisafi

John G. Grisafi is an analyst and Korean linguist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Having previously worked as an analyst for the United States Army in South Korea and studied Korean at the Defense Language Institute, he is now majoring in East Asian Languages & Civilization and History at the University of Pennsylvania.

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U.S. Army adds forces to the Korean peninsula

U.S. Army adds forces to the Korean peninsula

Rotational deployments increase U.S. strength in Korea and fit into long-term strategy

U.S. Army adds forces to the Korean peninsula
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 14, 2014
Regime activity limited and conservative in December

Regime activity limited and conservative in December

At the end of the year, leadership is consolidating power and may be shifting back to Songun

Regime activity limited and conservative in December
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 3, 2014
The potential for impending military confrontation in Korea

The potential for impending military confrontation in Korea

Future provocations in the West Sea could prove even more dangerous than in the past

The potential for impending military confrontation in Korea
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 20, 2013
Kim Jong Il death commemorated in purge’s aftermath

Kim Jong Il death commemorated in purge’s aftermath

Two-year anniversary shows little immediate change, but may ultimately prove meaningful

Kim Jong Il death commemorated in purge’s aftermath
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 18, 2013
China ups security, conducts military training near N. Korea

China ups security, conducts military training near N. Korea

Jang Song Taek ouster raises concerns of defections, instability in Pyongyang’s closest ally

China ups security, conducts military training near N. Korea
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 12, 2013
Leadership priorities back to the military in October and November
NK PRO

Leadership priorities back to the military in October and November

While new faces emerge, and a China trip is rumored, the North may be heading toward provocation

Leadership priorities back to the military in October and November
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 6, 2013
North Korea denounces South’s plan to buy stealth fighters

North Korea denounces South’s plan to buy stealth fighters

ROK Air Force hopes to overcome the North’s air and air defense strategy

North Korea denounces South’s plan to buy stealth fighters
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 6, 2013
North Korea denounces changes in Japanese military policy

North Korea denounces changes in Japanese military policy

Memories of the past cause worries about the future on both sides of the DMZ

North Korea denounces changes in Japanese military policy
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi November 25, 2013
October firepower demonstration shows military commitment

October firepower demonstration shows military commitment

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

October firepower demonstration shows military commitment
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi November 19, 2013
Military matters and holiday events top Kim’s agenda in January
NK PRO

Military matters and holiday events top Kim’s agenda in January

Despite diplomatic overtures calling for peace, North Korean leadership puts much time into military

Military matters and holiday events top Kim’s agenda in January
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi February 11, 2011
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