September 28, 2021

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

North Korea demands US halt drills with South, remove ‘threat’ from region

North Korea demands US halt drills with South, remove ‘threat’ from region

At UN General Assembly, DPRK ambassador says ‘good prospect’ for relations if US drops its ‘hostile policy’

North Korea demands US halt drills with South, remove ‘threat’ from region
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 27, 2021
North Korea launches ‘short-range’ missile toward East Sea, Seoul says

North Korea launches ‘short-range’ missile toward East Sea, Seoul says

Test comes days after DPRK floated inter-Korean summit, as Japan says projectile was potential ballistic missile

North Korea launches ‘short-range’ missile toward East Sea, Seoul says
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Jeongmin Kim September 27, 2021
Expert roundup: What to make of recent missile tests by North and South Korea

Expert roundup: What to make of recent missile tests by North and South Korea

Analysts see ‘little light’ on horizon for peaceful breakthrough after last week’s cruise and ballistic missile tests

Expert roundup: What to make of recent missile tests by North and South Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Won-Gi Jung September 21, 2021
South Korea’s new SLBMs are a signal to  North Korea and the United States
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South Korea’s new SLBMs are a signal to North Korea and the United States

Whether new ballistic missiles go nuclear depends on credibility of US assurances and severity of future DPRK actions

South Korea’s new SLBMs are a signal to  North Korea and the United States
Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen September 21, 2021
North Korea says their submarine missiles are bigger, better than South’s

North Korea says their submarine missiles are bigger, better than South’s

High-ranking DPRK military official puts down South Korea’s newest missile tech, says it will aggravate tensions

North Korea says their submarine missiles are bigger, better than South’s
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 20, 2021
The tangled fates of the Koreas and the UN: An NK Pro deep dive
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The tangled fates of the Koreas and the UN: An NK Pro deep dive

NK Pro explores the UN’s pivotal role on the peninsula as North and South mark 30 years since becoming full UN members

The tangled fates of the Koreas and the UN: An NK Pro deep dive
James Fretwell
James Fretwell September 17, 2021
Recap: All the guns, troops and spectacle at North Korea’s paramilitary parade
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Recap: All the guns, troops and spectacle at North Korea’s paramilitary parade

NK Pro analyzes the weapons and pageantry on display in state media coverage

Recap: All the guns, troops and spectacle at North Korea’s paramilitary parade
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 17, 2021
Guns in one hand: Kim Jong Un’s revitalization of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards

Guns in one hand: Kim Jong Un’s revitalization of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards

Elite force featured in parade is akin to the National Guard, helping to repel invasion and respond to natural disasters

Guns in one hand: Kim Jong Un’s revitalization of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 17, 2021
Photos: South Korea’s new SLBM, long-range, supersonic and ballistic missiles

Photos: South Korea’s new SLBM, long-range, supersonic and ballistic missiles

Seoul revealed five different types of new weapons and technologies on Wednesday, testing two of them on the day

Photos: South Korea’s new SLBM, long-range, supersonic and ballistic missiles
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 16, 2021
North Korea tested new train-launched ballistic missile system: state media 

North Korea tested new train-launched ballistic missile system: state media 

State media claims it succeeded in firing missiles from a train to hit target off east coast

North Korea tested new train-launched ballistic missile system: state media 
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 15, 2021
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