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Signs of military parade detected in Pyongyang on Sunday night, JCS says

Signs of military parade detected in Pyongyang on Sunday night, JCS says

The South Korean military detected potential signs of a military parade in Kim Il Sung Square on the evening of Jan. 10

Signs of military parade detected in Pyongyang on Sunday night, JCS says
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis January 10, 2021
Armored vehicles and troops spotted going towards Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square

Armored vehicles and troops spotted going towards Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square

Kim Il Sung Square is also lit up on a scale similar to the Oct. 10, 2020 military parade, a source tells NK News

Armored vehicles and troops spotted going towards Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 10, 2021
Party Congress: Kim Jong Un’s weapons wishlist suggests testing campaign ahead
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Party Congress: Kim Jong Un’s weapons wishlist suggests testing campaign ahead

Depending on how the Biden administration responds, North Korea may revert to testing to modernize its military

Party Congress: Kim Jong Un’s weapons wishlist suggests testing campaign ahead
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda January 10, 2021
Expert roundup: What North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress says about the future

Expert roundup: What North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress says about the future

Analysts weigh in on North Korea’s relationship with Seoul and Washington, plus the DPRK’s economic outlook in 2021

Expert roundup: What North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress says about the future
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy January 9, 2021
North Korea’s promised military upgrades are a tall order — and an empty threat

North Korea’s promised military upgrades are a tall order — and an empty threat

North Korea vowed to up long-range nuclear strike capabilities, but experts say that’s a two-sided message

North Korea’s promised military upgrades are a tall order — and an empty threat
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung January 9, 2021
North Korea calls the US its ‘biggest enemy’ and vows to keep developing nukes

North Korea calls the US its ‘biggest enemy’ and vows to keep developing nukes

At Eighth Party Congress, Kim Jong Un also vows not to use nuclear weapons unless DPRK sovereignty is threatened

North Korea calls the US its ‘biggest enemy’ and vows to keep developing nukes
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis January 8, 2021
Large-scale North Korean troop rehearsals suggest military parade soon
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Large-scale North Korean troop rehearsals suggest military parade soon

Precedent suggests parade could occur in February, but reports say it will mark the end of this week's Party Congress

Large-scale North Korean troop rehearsals suggest military parade soon
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 8, 2021
North Korea talks new economic plan and military on day two of Party Congress

North Korea talks new economic plan and military on day two of Party Congress

State media lacked details on Thursday, signaling a heightened level of secrecy compared to 2016, experts say

North Korea talks new economic plan and military on day two of Party Congress
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 6, 2021
Top US commander wants Biden to shoot for more North Korea diplomacy in 2021

Top US commander wants Biden to shoot for more North Korea diplomacy in 2021

United States Forces Korea commander urges Biden to continue military drills as well as ‘palpable’ reduction of tensions

Top US commander wants Biden to shoot for more North Korea diplomacy in 2021
David Volodzko
David Volodzko January 4, 2021
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