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North Korean media coverage of the October 31 weapons test: some oddities
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North Korean media coverage of the October 31 weapons test: some oddities

The country's ruling party daily portrayed the latest missile launch as necessary for economic construction

North Korean media coverage of the October 31 weapons test: some oddities
Rachel Minyoung Lee
Rachel Minyoung Lee November 1, 2019
North Korean missile developments not “grave threat” to South, official says

North Korean missile developments not “grave threat” to South, official says

National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong stresses South's "superior" defense technology following MLRS test by the North

North Korean missile developments not “grave threat” to South, official says
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji November 1, 2019
North Korean media hails “perfection” of new Multiple Launch Rocket System

North Korean media hails “perfection” of new Multiple Launch Rocket System

Kim Jong Un "expressed satisfaction" over test of super-large multiple rocket launcher, but was not reported present

North Korean media hails “perfection” of new Multiple Launch Rocket System
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 31, 2019
DOD hopes to return to North Korea, resume search for U.S. remains next spring

DOD hopes to return to North Korea, resume search for U.S. remains next spring

DPAA making “overtures” to return in 2020 but North Korean Army has yet to agree, spokesperson tells NK News

DOD hopes to return to North Korea, resume search for U.S. remains next spring
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 29, 2019
DOD has identified remains of 41 soldiers returned from DPRK last year: report

DOD has identified remains of 41 soldiers returned from DPRK last year: report

Despite public commitment by Trump and Kim, repatriations of Korean War veterans’ remains have stopped since July 2018

DOD has identified remains of 41 soldiers returned from DPRK last year: report
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 25, 2019
Moon stresses need for security, dialogue in National Assembly speech

Moon stresses need for security, dialogue in National Assembly speech

ROK President says strong national defense “essential,” but that only dialogue can achieve denuclearization and peace

Moon stresses need for security, dialogue in National Assembly speech
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji October 22, 2019
Kim Jong Un’s university emblem revealed, featuring missile and atomic symbols

Kim Jong Un’s university emblem revealed, featuring missile and atomic symbols

Badge for Kim Jong Un National Defense University spotted on graduate’s uniform recently

Kim Jong Un’s university emblem revealed, featuring missile and atomic symbols
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 18, 2019
North Korean vice defense minister arrives in Beijing ahead of Xiangshan Forum

North Korean vice defense minister arrives in Beijing ahead of Xiangshan Forum

Kim Hyong Ryong's visit comes one day after Chinese military delegation left Pyongyang

North Korean vice defense minister arrives in Beijing ahead of Xiangshan Forum
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji October 17, 2019
China, North Korea hold high-level military talks in Pyongyang

China, North Korea hold high-level military talks in Pyongyang

Meetings are the second of their kind in recent months

China, North Korea hold high-level military talks in Pyongyang
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji October 15, 2019
Why U.S.-South Korea F-35 sales are exacerbating the threat from Pyongyang

Why U.S.-South Korea F-35 sales are exacerbating the threat from Pyongyang

Breaking the impasse will require more than just talk — dropping provocative arms deals is a good place to start

Why U.S.-South Korea F-35 sales are exacerbating the threat from Pyongyang
Pratik Chougule
Pratik Chougule October 14, 2019