April 21, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

South Korea set to hold military drills on Thursday

South Korea set to hold military drills on Thursday

Exercises originally planned for May 19, were rescheduled due to poor weather

South Korea set to hold military drills on Thursday
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis June 11, 2020
North Korea not responding to phone calls via inter-Korean hotlines, South says

North Korea not responding to phone calls via inter-Korean hotlines, South says

Pyongyang earlier in the day threatened to cut off communications with "enemy" in Seoul

North Korea not responding to phone calls via inter-Korean hotlines, South says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 9, 2020
U.S. Coast Guard “stepping up our game in the Pacific” and against DPRK: Admiral

U.S. Coast Guard “stepping up our game in the Pacific” and against DPRK: Admiral

Cites two USCG cutters’ deployment to counter North Korean maritime sanctions evasion in 2019

U.S. Coast Guard “stepping up our game in the Pacific” and against DPRK: Admiral
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy June 5, 2020
New road, bridge upgrades point to military parade preparations in Pyongyang
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New road, bridge upgrades point to military parade preparations in Pyongyang

Satellite imagery suggests North Korea could be planning a major display of heavy weaponry in October

New road, bridge upgrades point to military parade preparations in Pyongyang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 3, 2020
Timeline: from Kim Jong Un’s reappearance to an exchange of gunfire at the DMZ
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Timeline: from Kim Jong Un’s reappearance to an exchange of gunfire at the DMZ

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from May 1 - May 31

Timeline: from Kim Jong Un’s reappearance to an exchange of gunfire at the DMZ
NK Pro
NK Pro June 2, 2020
North Korea in May 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in May 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

An analysis of the main developments between May 1 and May 31

North Korea in May 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro June 1, 2020
North Korean TV airs new segment promoting national space program

North Korean TV airs new segment promoting national space program

State media lauds DPRK's efforts to become a "space power," hints at continued extra-terrestrial ambitions

North Korean TV airs new segment promoting national space program
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 29, 2020
Mozambique denies North Korea sanctions violations, defends medical cooperation

Mozambique denies North Korea sanctions violations, defends medical cooperation

Almost 100 DPRK doctors remain in country, Maputo says in first UN sanctions report, though all agreements suspended

Mozambique denies North Korea sanctions violations, defends medical cooperation
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 26, 2020
Both Koreas violated armistice agreement in recent DMZ gunfire incident: UNC

Both Koreas violated armistice agreement in recent DMZ gunfire incident: UNC

May 3 incident saw North Korean soldiers fire on a South Korean guard post

Both Koreas violated armistice agreement in recent DMZ gunfire incident: UNC
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 26, 2020
U.S. could build trust with North Korea by following South’s lead: Brooks

U.S. could build trust with North Korea by following South’s lead: Brooks

In interview with NK News podcast, former USFK chief suggests U.S. take a more conciliatory approach in talks with DPRK

U.S. could build trust with North Korea by following South’s lead: Brooks
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham May 25, 2020