July 30, 2021

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills

North Korean leader calls out 'fanatical practices for invasion' ahead of tentative joint U.S.-ROK drills

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2021
North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
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North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up

Disinfection facility at border linked to 'grave' COVID incident sees heavy construction amid reports of 'food crisis'

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2021
Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

North Korean leader thanks China for war aid, as former top military official reappears at his side despite demotion

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 28, 2021
Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference

Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference

Fireworks and speech by North Korean leader mark first-ever outdoor national conference of war veterans

Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 27, 2021
Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang

Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang

Phone line apparently restored after North Korea said it severed all inter-Korean communication lines last year

Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung July 26, 2021
Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary

Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary

State media also implies top military official Pak Jong Chon retained Kim’s trust after recent demotion

Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 26, 2021
Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Event set to glorify self-proclaimed victory over U.S.-led imperialism in Korean War amid tough domestic COVID measures

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 25, 2021
Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s

Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s

But KINU survey shows that a similar percentage of South Koreans also believe the opposite

Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 22, 2021
Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
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Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
North Korea bashes Japan’s new defense white paper and its military ‘build-up’

North Korea bashes Japan’s new defense white paper and its military ‘build-up’

Japan’s annual defense paper includes missile defense, but expert says it's more focused on China than North Korea

North Korea bashes Japan’s new defense white paper and its military ‘build-up’
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 15, 2021
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