April 21, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

North Korea’s replica Blue House circled as target for expected strike drills
NK PRO

North Korea’s replica Blue House circled as target for expected strike drills

Replica South Korean presidential residency was previously destroyed in December 2016 special forces infiltration drill

North Korea’s replica Blue House circled as target for expected strike drills
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 17, 2020
North Korea still violating nuclear, biological weapons treaties: State Dept.

North Korea still violating nuclear, biological weapons treaties: State Dept.

Executive summary of upcoming State Department report highlights key source of U.S.-DPRK diplomatic stalemate

North Korea still violating nuclear, biological weapons treaties: State Dept.
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 15, 2020
North Korea kicks off major holiday with markedly low-key state media coverage

North Korea kicks off major holiday with markedly low-key state media coverage

Coverage of annual national meeting for DPRK founding leader's birthday, Tuesday's missile test yet to be appear

North Korea kicks off major holiday with markedly low-key state media coverage
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 14, 2020
North Korea’s latest missile test not “provocative or threatening,” U.S. insists

North Korea’s latest missile test not “provocative or threatening,” U.S. insists

With Kim Il Sung's birthday on Wednesday, U.S. Chairman of Joint Chiefs implies missile tests due to "celebration"

North Korea’s latest missile test not “provocative or threatening,” U.S. insists
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 14, 2020
Marching drills resume at Pyongyang military parade practice ground, images show
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Marching drills resume at Pyongyang military parade practice ground, images show

Large-scale training at North Korean site signaling parade preparations was halted in January amid coronavirus fears

Marching drills resume at Pyongyang military parade practice ground, images show
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 14, 2020
North Korea lays out budget plans, personnel changes at parliamentary meeting

North Korea lays out budget plans, personnel changes at parliamentary meeting

Lawmakers agree to spend 47.8% of state budget on economy, 15.9% on national defense

North Korea lays out budget plans, personnel changes at parliamentary meeting
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim April 12, 2020
Kim Jong Un hails North Korean military’s readiness at air force drill

Kim Jong Un hails North Korean military’s readiness at air force drill

Fighter jet exercises at base north of Pyongyang come one year after similar Kim visit

Kim Jong Un hails North Korean military’s readiness at air force drill
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 11, 2020
State Department approves potential $675 million arms sale to South Korea

State Department approves potential $675 million arms sale to South Korea

Equipment would support South Korea's F-35 airplanes, State Department says

State Department approves potential $675 million arms sale to South Korea
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 10, 2020
What South Korea’s April 15 elections could mean for inter-Korean relations

What South Korea’s April 15 elections could mean for inter-Korean relations

While voters list other issues as greater concerns, who wins next week stands to have a major impact on North-South ties

What South Korea’s April 15 elections could mean for inter-Korean relations
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 10, 2020
Kim Jong Un oversees artillery exercises ahead of key parliamentary meeting

Kim Jong Un oversees artillery exercises ahead of key parliamentary meeting

North Korean leader emphasizes modernization, war-readiness at sixth drills of their kind this year

Kim Jong Un oversees artillery exercises ahead of key parliamentary meeting
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 9, 2020