February 02, 2023

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

North Korea appoints new armed forces minister

North Korea appoints new armed forces minister

Hyon Yong Chol replaces Jang Jong Nam as MPAF

North Korea appoints new armed forces minister
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 25, 2014
How North Korea has been arming Palestinian militants for decades

How North Korea has been arming Palestinian militants for decades

Pyongyang's sole focus on survival virtually ensures North Korean weapons will continue to be found in the hands of those bent on Israel’s destruction

How North Korea has been arming Palestinian militants for decades
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young June 25, 2014
Treat N. Korea as a ‘terrorist state’: Bolton

Treat N. Korea as a ‘terrorist state’: Bolton

Former UN ambassador sees changing attitudes in China as key to reuniting Korean Peninsula

Treat N. Korea as a ‘terrorist state’: Bolton
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim June 23, 2014
The transformation of the nuclear weapons calculus

The transformation of the nuclear weapons calculus

Why North Korea’s Byungjin policy makes good sense, but has a sting in the tail

The transformation of the nuclear weapons calculus
Tim Beal
Tim Beal June 19, 2014
The absence of Ri Yong Gil and the rise of Pyon In Son
NK PRO

The absence of Ri Yong Gil and the rise of Pyon In Son

Chief of General Staff unseen almost two months, Pyon confirmed as No. 2 in General Staff

The absence of Ri Yong Gil and the rise of Pyon In Son
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 18, 2014
Air Koryo cargo plane again used by North Korean air force

Air Koryo cargo plane again used by North Korean air force

Despite military utility, plane is little threat to South Korean air defenses

Air Koryo cargo plane again used by North Korean air force
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 18, 2014
A shift in Sino-Korean relations, and what it means

A shift in Sino-Korean relations, and what it means

Dr. Victor Cha sees S. Korea moving to capitalize on downturn in Beijing-Pyongyang ties

A shift in Sino-Korean relations, and what it means
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim June 18, 2014
North Korea emphasizes navy units, including submarines
NK PRO

North Korea emphasizes navy units, including submarines

Leadership visits navy and island defense units, shows specific capabilities

North Korea emphasizes navy units, including submarines
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 17, 2014
Kim Jong Il’s unlikely Maltese mentor & a secret military agreement

Kim Jong Il’s unlikely Maltese mentor & a secret military agreement

Kim Jong Il spent a year learning English in former British colony Malta

Kim Jong Il’s unlikely Maltese mentor & a secret military agreement
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young June 11, 2014
Wham Bam Nam! Good riddance to Seoul’s spy chief
COLUMN

Wham Bam Nam! Good riddance to Seoul’s spy chief

The now ex-NIS head meddled in politics and damaged inter-Korean ties

Wham Bam Nam! Good riddance to Seoul’s spy chief
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter May 29, 2014