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Kim Jong Un approves launch plans for North Korea’s first military spy satellite
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Kim Jong Un approves launch plans for North Korea’s first military spy satellite

Leader frames satellite as priority for ‘self-defense’ against US and ROK, making first reported appearance in a month

Kim Jong Un approves launch plans for North Korea’s first military spy satellite
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy May 17, 2023
ROK tech for defending against North Korea lags years behind US, report finds
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ROK tech for defending against North Korea lags years behind US, report finds

Defense ministry says missile defenses and precision strike assets not yet at same level in wide-ranging assessment

ROK tech for defending against North Korea lags years behind US, report finds
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 16, 2023
North Korea building secretive installation on razed airfield in Pyongyang
Analysis

North Korea building secretive installation on razed airfield in Pyongyang

Buildings visible in satellite imagery and sensitive location near Kim mausoleum point to military or government purpose

North Korea building secretive installation on razed airfield in Pyongyang
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 16, 2023
US looks to expand missile defenses in Guam to counter North Korean advances
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US looks to expand missile defenses in Guam to counter North Korean advances

Defense officials say ‘360-degree layered defense’ seeks to protect against cruise, ballistic and hypersonic threats

US looks to expand missile defenses in Guam to counter North Korean advances
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy May 15, 2023
North Korea slams Japan-NATO ‘military nexus’ amid talk of new liaison office
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North Korea slams Japan-NATO ‘military nexus’ amid talk of new liaison office

State media says US seeks to expand NATO as part of ‘anti-China’ push, echoing Chinese and Russian talking points

North Korea slams Japan-NATO ‘military nexus’ amid talk of new liaison office
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy May 15, 2023
North Korea appears to start major training for next military parade: Imagery
Analysis

North Korea appears to start major training for next military parade: Imagery

Hundreds of likely army trucks spotted at parade training grounds ahead of Korean War anniversary in July

North Korea appears to start major training for next military parade: Imagery
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 15, 2023
ROK kicks off large-scale air drills against North Korean ‘provocations’
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ROK kicks off large-scale air drills against North Korean ‘provocations’

Weeklong Soaring Eagle exercise will see some 60 aircraft join simulations to ‘neutralize’ enemy targets, military says

ROK kicks off large-scale air drills against North Korean ‘provocations’
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy May 12, 2023
Yoon hires hawkish ex-defense minister whom North Korea wanted killed
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Yoon hires hawkish ex-defense minister whom North Korea wanted killed

Kim Kwang-jin tapped as deputy head of new committee on ensuring ‘overwhelming’ responses to DPRK threats

Yoon hires hawkish ex-defense minister whom North Korea wanted killed
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 12, 2023
South Korea tests precision missile aimed at countering North Korean artillery
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South Korea tests precision missile aimed at countering North Korean artillery

ROK military says launch paves way for mass production of tactical missile, even as development continues on upgrade

South Korea tests precision missile aimed at countering North Korean artillery
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy May 12, 2023
How a neglected North Korea report offers a path forward for US policy
Analysis

How a neglected North Korea report offers a path forward for US policy

William Perry’s review still holds vital lessons on engaging the DPRK as it is, not how Washington wishes it to be

How a neglected North Korea report offers a path forward for US policy
Marialaura De AngelisMarialaura De Angelis May 11, 2023