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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North Korea deploys Musudan missile near east coast

North Korea deploys Musudan missile near east coast

South Korean military remains vigilant for possible fifth Musudan test launch

North Korea deploys Musudan missile near east coast
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 21, 2016
DPRK history: the 170mm self-propelled gun in the Iran-Iraq War

DPRK history: the 170mm self-propelled gun in the Iran-Iraq War

Only combat use of North Korea’s exclusive weapon and its subsequent capture

DPRK history: the 170mm self-propelled gun in the Iran-Iraq War
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 19, 2016
South Korean navy receives new ASW helicopters

South Korean navy receives new ASW helicopters

Anti-submarine warfare capability critical to counter North Korean sub threat

South Korean navy receives new ASW helicopters
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 16, 2016
N. Korean ‘human roller coaster’ case of mistaken identity

N. Korean ‘human roller coaster’ case of mistaken identity

Roller coaster at Taesongsan Fun Fair photographed during repair and restoration

N. Korean ‘human roller coaster’ case of mistaken identity
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 12, 2016
UN Command polices Chinese boats in Han River estuary

UN Command polices Chinese boats in Han River estuary

Maritime violations and incidents increase annually in area during blue crab fishing season

UN Command polices Chinese boats in Han River estuary
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 10, 2016
North Korean boat crosses NLL off east coast

North Korean boat crosses NLL off east coast

Third violation of maritime boundary in two weeks during crab fishing season

North Korean boat crosses NLL off east coast
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 7, 2016
N.Korea may have resumed plutonium reprocessing: IAEA

N.Korea may have resumed plutonium reprocessing: IAEA

Activity at Yongbyon suggests production of weapons-grade nuclear material

N.Korea may have resumed plutonium reprocessing: IAEA
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 7, 2016
In May, Kim Jong Un focuses on economy after Party Congress
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In May, Kim Jong Un focuses on economy after Party Congress

Kim’s activity emphasizes politics & economics, uncharacteristically eschews military affairs

In May, Kim Jong Un focuses on economy after Party Congress
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 7, 2016
N.Korea shows helicopter-launched anti-tank missile

N.Korea shows helicopter-launched anti-tank missile

Ability to launch guided missiles from helicopters not new, but rarely publicized

N.Korea shows helicopter-launched anti-tank missile
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 2, 2016
N. Korea conducts failed BM-25 missile launch

N. Korea conducts failed BM-25 missile launch

Third test of North's intermediate-range missile fails ahead of talks by Seoul, Washington, Tokyo

N. Korea conducts failed BM-25 missile launch
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