What North Korea’s October military parade means for US policymakers
COVID-19 and sanctions are hurting, but not enough to cause North Korea to strategically change its course
North Korean state media’s coverage of the Oct. 10 military parade and related celebrations revealed a lot of information relevant to U.S. policy.
Chairman Kim Jong Un’s opening speech was laden with key phrases, while the placement of regime figures potentially offers some insight into their relative status and Kim’s priorities. The parade also revealed the most extensive display of new military hardware in North Korea’s history — including apparently both a new solid fuel missile and larger liquid fuel ICBM.
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