May 22, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

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
The U.S.-ROK alliance in the “fire and fury” era – NKNews Podcast Ep.130
Podcast

The U.S.-ROK alliance in the “fire and fury” era – NKNews Podcast Ep.130

General Vincent Brooks discusses his command of USFK during a period of heightened tensions and summit diplomacy

The U.S.-ROK alliance in the “fire and fury” era – NKNews Podcast Ep.130
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot May 25, 2020
At North Korean military meeting, nuclear and personnel issues take precedence
NK PRO

At North Korean military meeting, nuclear and personnel issues take precedence

The 4th Enlarged Meeting of the Seventh CMC prioritized national defense, while also seeing some important promotions

At North Korean military meeting, nuclear and personnel issues take precedence
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser May 25, 2020
Why Seoul must not let Pyongyang off the hook for past aggressions

Why Seoul must not let Pyongyang off the hook for past aggressions

South Korea should not throw out the May 24 Measures without genuine signs from the North that it's ready to change

Why Seoul must not let Pyongyang off the hook for past aggressions
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee May 25, 2020
Rising stars: North Korea promotes two high-profile military officials

Rising stars: North Korea promotes two high-profile military officials

Pak Jong Chon and Ri Pyong Chol, now Vice Marshal and CMC vice-chairman, are frequently seen by Kim Jong Un's side

Rising stars: North Korea promotes two high-profile military officials
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 24, 2020
Kim Jong Un convenes army top brass, orders increased “nuclear war deterrence”

Kim Jong Un convenes army top brass, orders increased “nuclear war deterrence”

Meeting is DPRK leader's second public event in more than six weeks, following two unexplained absences from public eye

Kim Jong Un convenes army top brass, orders increased “nuclear war deterrence”
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 23, 2020
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail: getting ready for instability in North Korea
NK PRO

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail: getting ready for instability in North Korea

Plans don't always go to plan, and flexibility is needed to deal with a variety of potential scenarios in the DPRK

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail: getting ready for instability in North Korea
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba May 22, 2020
North Korean TV erasing Kim Jong Un’s Supreme Commander emblem

North Korean TV erasing Kim Jong Un’s Supreme Commander emblem

Scene deletion, obscuring of emblem beginning in February may relate to 2019 constitutional change

North Korean TV erasing Kim Jong Un’s Supreme Commander emblem
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 22, 2020
Managing risk: what happens in the event of Kim Jong Un’s unexpected death?
NK PRO

Managing risk: what happens in the event of Kim Jong Un’s unexpected death?

In the absence of a clear successor, the North Korean leader's sudden passing could spark instability within the country

Managing risk: what happens in the event of Kim Jong Un’s unexpected death?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 19, 2020
South Korean military, citing bad weather, postpones planned maritime drills

South Korean military, citing bad weather, postpones planned maritime drills

Defense ministry dismisses local reports that Seoul may be "tiptoeing" around Pyongyang by rescheduling exercises

South Korean military, citing bad weather, postpones planned maritime drills
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 18, 2020