April 16, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Kim Jong Un praises army’s “readiness” following impromptu air combat exercise

Kim Jong Un praises army’s “readiness” following impromptu air combat exercise

Visit was DPRK leader's first military-linked on-site inspection in five months

Kim Jong Un praises army’s “readiness” following impromptu air combat exercise
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji April 17, 2019
No invites issued for April 15 military parade, foreign Pyongyang residents say

No invites issued for April 15 military parade, foreign Pyongyang residents say

Mixed signals on possible parade as 107th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birth looms

No invites issued for April 15 military parade, foreign Pyongyang residents say
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 12, 2019
Kim Jong Un’s appearances in March: an election and a military meeting
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Kim Jong Un’s appearances in March: an election and a military meeting

Amid a diplomatic deadlock, the DPRK leader oversaw a markedly low-key gathering of KPA officials

Kim Jong Un’s appearances in March: an election and a military meeting
Rachel Minyoung Lee
Rachel Minyoung Lee April 9, 2019
How inter-Korean diplomacy impacts South Korea’s military – NKNews Podcast Ep.66
Podcast

How inter-Korean diplomacy impacts South Korea’s military – NKNews Podcast Ep.66

Retired LTG Chun In-bum talks readiness, trust-building, and the end of joint military drills

How inter-Korean diplomacy impacts South Korea’s military – NKNews Podcast Ep.66
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot April 8, 2019
Troop readiness not affected by scaled back military drills: Abrams

Troop readiness not affected by scaled back military drills: Abrams

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan says U.S., ROK still building up capabilities

Troop readiness not affected by scaled back military drills: Abrams
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne April 1, 2019
South Korea to begin DMZ remains recovery without North Korean counterparts: MND

South Korea to begin DMZ remains recovery without North Korean counterparts: MND

Decision comes amid silence from Pyongyang on multiple now-delayed inter-Korean military plans

South Korea to begin DMZ remains recovery without North Korean counterparts: MND
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji March 29, 2019
At major military meeting, Kim Jong Un urges army to step up political education

At major military meeting, Kim Jong Un urges army to step up political education

Current situation requires KPA to be stronger than ever, DPRK leader says

At major military meeting, Kim Jong Un urges army to step up political education
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji March 27, 2019
U.S. conducts “critical” missile defense test of GMD system

U.S. conducts “critical” missile defense test of GMD system

System designed to intercept long-range threats from North Korea and Iran

U.S. conducts “critical” missile defense test of GMD system
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne March 25, 2019
South Korean military to review plans for post-unification redeployment: MND

South Korean military to review plans for post-unification redeployment: MND

Research intended to prepare for future "changes in the security situation"

South Korean military to review plans for post-unification redeployment: MND
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji March 14, 2019
South Korea to push for “sustainable” relations with North, more summits: MOU

South Korea to push for “sustainable” relations with North, more summits: MOU

Vice unification minister pledges to increase "close communication" between the two leaders in 2019

South Korea to push for “sustainable” relations with North, more summits: MOU
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji March 12, 2019