August 05, 2021

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Event set to glorify self-proclaimed victory over U.S.-led imperialism in Korean War amid tough domestic COVID measures

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 25, 2021
Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s

Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s

But KINU survey shows that a similar percentage of South Koreans also believe the opposite

Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 22, 2021
Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
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Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
North Korea bashes Japan’s new defense white paper and its military ‘build-up’

North Korea bashes Japan’s new defense white paper and its military ‘build-up’

Japan’s annual defense paper includes missile defense, but expert says it's more focused on China than North Korea

North Korea bashes Japan’s new defense white paper and its military ‘build-up’
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 15, 2021
Scale of US-South Korea joint drills is a ‘bilateral’ decision: Pentagon

Scale of US-South Korea joint drills is a ‘bilateral’ decision: Pentagon

U.S. military declines to say whether it will suspend or scale down next month’s exercises as COVID-19 surges in Seoul

Scale of US-South Korea joint drills is a ‘bilateral’ decision: Pentagon
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 15, 2021
Changes to North Korea’s military leadership on display during mausoleum visit
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Changes to North Korea’s military leadership on display during mausoleum visit

Kim Jong Un’s visit to Kumsusan last week showcased changes suggesting military’s role in 'grave' COVID-19 incident

Changes to North Korea’s military leadership on display during mausoleum visit
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser July 12, 2021
UN Command suspends DMZ border tours as COVID cases spike in South Korea

UN Command suspends DMZ border tours as COVID cases spike in South Korea

Suspension of visits to Joint Security Area comes after two UNC members came in contact with infected ROK citizen

UN Command suspends DMZ border tours as COVID cases spike in South Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 7, 2021
North Korean media ignores nuclear missile anniversary after rare 2020 coverage

North Korean media ignores nuclear missile anniversary after rare 2020 coverage

State media may be adjusting policy on publicly recognizing July 4, 2017 ICBM test depending on relations with U.S.

North Korean media ignores nuclear missile anniversary after rare 2020 coverage
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 5, 2021
North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from June 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021

North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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NK Pro July 2, 2021
Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss
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Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from June 1 to June 30

Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss
NK Pro
NK Pro July 2, 2021