December 10, 2022

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Kim Jong Un shrugs off need for ‘cutting-edge jets’ during air force celebration

Kim Jong Un shrugs off need for ‘cutting-edge jets’ during air force celebration

North Korean leader meets and promotes pilots who flew in ‘unprecedented’ drills involving ‘500 planes’ last month

Kim Jong Un shrugs off need for ‘cutting-edge jets’ during air force celebration
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 1, 2022
Seoul hosts sanctions compliance lecture after ROK ship ends up in North Korea

Seoul hosts sanctions compliance lecture after ROK ship ends up in North Korea

DPRK has growing interest in acquiring foreign vessels for evasion and illicit transfers, foreign ministry says

Seoul hosts sanctions compliance lecture after ROK ship ends up in North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 30, 2022
China wants North Korea to denuclearize, continue as ‘buffer’ state: Pentagon

China wants North Korea to denuclearize, continue as ‘buffer’ state: Pentagon

New report envisions continued Chinese support for DPRK and intervention on the peninsula in a contingency

China wants North Korea to denuclearize, continue as ‘buffer’ state: Pentagon
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 30, 2022
South Korean forces head to Guam to join US’ Operation Christmas Drop

South Korean forces head to Guam to join US’ Operation Christmas Drop

North Korea has used US-ROK military activities to justify flurry of ballistic missile tests over past months

South Korean forces head to Guam to join US’ Operation Christmas Drop
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 29, 2022
North Korea says US and South Korea ‘kneeled’ before its air force might

North Korea says US and South Korea ‘kneeled’ before its air force might

State media hails DPRK’s show of force earlier this month, which it claimed included 500 fighter jets and other aircraft

North Korea says US and South Korea ‘kneeled’ before its air force might
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 29, 2022
Japan drills missile defense on west coast after DPRK ramps up testing

Japan drills missile defense on west coast after DPRK ramps up testing

Country’s defense capabilities still ‘insufficient’ against North Korea’s massive missile arsenal, expert says

Japan drills missile defense on west coast after DPRK ramps up testing
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 28, 2022
Seoul hopes to secure the final frontier as North Korean missile tests intensify

Seoul hopes to secure the final frontier as North Korean missile tests intensify

Yoon unveils new space development roadmap that pushes exploration and security after US Space Force expands in region

Seoul hopes to secure the final frontier as North Korean missile tests intensify
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 28, 2022
Kim and daughter meet ICBM launch teams as nukes declared ‘irreversible’

Kim and daughter meet ICBM launch teams as nukes declared ‘irreversible’

North Korea declares itself ‘full-fledged nuclear power’ capable of taking on US as Nov. 18 launch celebrations continue

Kim and daughter meet ICBM launch teams as nukes declared ‘irreversible’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 27, 2022
Seoul says it cannot and will not recognize North Korea as nuclear weapons state

Seoul says it cannot and will not recognize North Korea as nuclear weapons state

Defense ministry rejects idea of arms control with DPRK after Kim Yo Jong slams Seoul for considering more sanctions

Seoul says it cannot and will not recognize North Korea as nuclear weapons state
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 24, 2022
US Space Force expands to Indo-Pacific amid growing North Korea missile threat

US Space Force expands to Indo-Pacific amid growing North Korea missile threat

Experts say new division largely ‘symbolic’ but future expansion may contribute to deterrence against North Korea

US Space Force expands to Indo-Pacific amid growing North Korea missile threat
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 23, 2022