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Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Friends forever? The China-North Korea defense treaty turns 59

Friends forever? The China-North Korea defense treaty turns 59

The pact's anniversary means only one year until the two allies' defense commitments are due to be renewed

Friends forever? The China-North Korea defense treaty turns 59
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 11, 2020
North Korean media hails 2017 ICBM launch on anniversary

North Korean media hails 2017 ICBM launch on anniversary

Pyongyang had previously refrained from open praise for the "historic" July 4 Hwasong-14 test

North Korean media hails 2017 ICBM launch on anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 3, 2020
Timeline: from rising inter-Korean tensions to a “suspension” of military plans
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Timeline: from rising inter-Korean tensions to a “suspension” of military plans

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from June 1 - June 30

Timeline: from rising inter-Korean tensions to a “suspension” of military plans
NK Pro
NK Pro July 3, 2020
North Korea in June 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in June 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

An analysis of the main developments between June 1 and June 30

North Korea in June 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro July 2, 2020
North Korea says will bolster nuclear deterrent, slams U.S. on war anniversary

North Korea says will bolster nuclear deterrent, slams U.S. on war anniversary

5500-word report by DPRK foreign ministry says U.S. has left it no choice but to counter "nuclear with nuclear"

North Korea says will bolster nuclear deterrent, slams U.S. on war anniversary
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 25, 2020
“Kim Jong Un and the Bomb”: how to live with a nuclear North Korea

“Kim Jong Un and the Bomb”: how to live with a nuclear North Korea

Ahead of the release of his new book, analyst Ankit Panda discusses diplomacy, deterrence, and the DPRK's future

“Kim Jong Un and the Bomb”: how to live with a nuclear North Korea
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham June 25, 2020
Volte-face: What explains Kim Jong Un’s sudden change of heart?
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Volte-face: What explains Kim Jong Un’s sudden change of heart?

North Korea seems to be adopting a wait-and-see stance towards the South

Volte-face: What explains Kim Jong Un’s sudden change of heart?
Christopher Green
Christopher Green June 24, 2020
North Korea’s Central Military Commission: Kim Jong Un promotes a new generation
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North Korea’s Central Military Commission: Kim Jong Un promotes a new generation

Recent promotions hint at preparations for long-range artillery rocket and ballistic missile deployment

North Korea’s Central Military Commission: Kim Jong Un promotes a new generation
Daniel Pinkston
Daniel Pinkston June 24, 2020
North Korea could reverse suspension of military action against South: official

North Korea could reverse suspension of military action against South: official

Kim Yong Chol condemns remarks by South Korean defense minister, calls for "mutual efforts" to reduce tensions

North Korea could reverse suspension of military action against South: official
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Oliver Hotham June 24, 2020
Kim Jong Un suspends plans for “military action” against South Korea: KCNA

Kim Jong Un suspends plans for “military action” against South Korea: KCNA

North Korea leader reported to have assessed "prevailing situation," moved to de-escalate rising tensions with Seoul

Kim Jong Un suspends plans for “military action” against South Korea: KCNA
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy June 23, 2020