May 19, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

South Korea holds out hope for a major shout-out at North Korea’s Party Congress

South Korea holds out hope for a major shout-out at North Korea’s Party Congress

Experts say that Kim Jong Un will inevitably bring up his Seoul counterparts, but will keep the message very vague

South Korea holds out hope for a major shout-out at North Korea’s Party Congress
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 4, 2021
North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Dec. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020

North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro January 1, 2021
North Korean military trucks flock to parade training lot before Party Congress
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North Korean military trucks flock to parade training lot before Party Congress

Satellite imagery shows vehicles amassing at Mirim parade training area in Pyongyang in late Dec. 2020

North Korean military trucks flock to parade training lot before Party Congress
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 31, 2020
Photos: North Korea congratulates itself for surviving 2020 in new picture book

Photos: North Korea congratulates itself for surviving 2020 in new picture book

The book celebrates Kim Jong Un’s accomplishments, but its contents imply that some goals were swept under the rug

Photos: North Korea congratulates itself for surviving 2020 in new picture book
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung December 31, 2020
Activity ramps up in Pyongyang ahead of Party Congress: satellite imagery
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Activity ramps up in Pyongyang ahead of Party Congress: satellite imagery

Large-scale gatherings held at North Korean capital’s main square and military parade practice grounds on Dec. 24

Activity ramps up in Pyongyang ahead of Party Congress: satellite imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 25, 2020
US-ROK military exercises must not provoke North Korea: unification minister

US-ROK military exercises must not provoke North Korea: unification minister

Lee In-young says he hopes the Biden administration will respect Seoul's call for smaller-scale joint military exercises

US-ROK military exercises must not provoke North Korea: unification minister
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung December 25, 2020
North Korean AI tech is improving and the potential for weapons is ‘monstrous’
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North Korean AI tech is improving and the potential for weapons is ‘monstrous’

Artificial intelligence has the potential to augment North Korea’s cyber and even nuclear weapons capabilities

North Korean AI tech is improving and the potential for weapons is ‘monstrous’
Kangkyu Lee
Kangkyu Lee December 24, 2020
Nukes, horses and special forces: See North Korea’s new military parade stamps

Nukes, horses and special forces: See North Korea’s new military parade stamps

The country released 15 new stamps honoring the recent military parade with artistic renderings of missiles and weapons

Nukes, horses and special forces: See North Korea’s new military parade stamps
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 21, 2020
After several border crossings, South Korea opts for high-tech monitoring system

After several border crossings, South Korea opts for high-tech monitoring system

The system, which has been in the works for years, will detect ground vibrations and supplement a dwindling military

After several border crossings, South Korea opts for high-tech monitoring system
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung December 18, 2020
A new law will dramatically change ROK intelligence — mostly for the better
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A new law will dramatically change ROK intelligence — mostly for the better

Earlier this week, Seoul voted to transfer North Korea-related espionage investigations to the National Police Agency

A new law will dramatically change ROK intelligence — mostly for the better
Christopher Green
Christopher Green December 17, 2020