Timeline: From North Korea’s party plenum to sending drones into South Korea
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from December 1 - December 31
December was another mammoth month for North Korean weapons.
At the multi-day ruling party plenum on New Year’s Eve, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would “exponentially increase” nuclear weapon production in 2023 to counter the threat from the U.S. and South Korea.
Kim also said that North Korea is developing “another new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system” with “rapid nuclear counterattack ability.” This came shortly after the first test of a new solid-fuel rocket engine — solid-fuel missiles require less preparation time than their liquid-fueled counterparts, meaning there is less time for
- 01State media review: North Korea provides a front-row seat to anti-Yoon protests
- 02By linking radars, ROK and Japan reduce blind spots around North Korean missiles
- 03Poker face: North Korea tries new strategy in crackdown on ‘bluffing’ and lying
- 04State media review: ‘Little Boy’ spooks North Korea ahead of warm weather season
- 05How North Korean mining has left a toxic legacy for the country’s people
- 06North Korea building secretive installation on razed airfield in Pyongyang
- 07North Korea appears to start major training for next military parade: Imagery
- 08How North Korea wielded the law against violators of pandemic controls