February 26, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Dual-use Chinese construction vehicles marketed at North Korean trade fair
NK PRO

Dual-use Chinese construction vehicles marketed at North Korean trade fair

Cranes could be adapted for transporting or loading missiles, analysts suggest

Dual-use Chinese construction vehicles marketed at North Korean trade fair
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 3, 2017
U.S. bombers and fighters off N. Korea’s east coast: why Pyongyang didn’t react

U.S. bombers and fighters off N. Korea’s east coast: why Pyongyang didn’t react

Flying in the Sea of Japan close to the DPRK has been exceptionally hazardous in the past

U.S. bombers and fighters off N. Korea’s east coast: why Pyongyang didn’t react
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy September 29, 2017
A brief history of “declarations of war” against North Korea

A brief history of “declarations of war” against North Korea

State media frequently accuses the DPRK's enemies of casus belli

A brief history of “declarations of war” against North Korea
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald September 25, 2017
How North Korea’s navy was appropriated by the market economy

How North Korea’s navy was appropriated by the market economy

In the 90s, ships meant to police the maritime border became centers of private enterprise

How North Korea’s navy was appropriated by the market economy
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov September 25, 2017
Kim Jong Un’s August appearances: sending a message to the U.S.
NK PRO

Kim Jong Un’s August appearances: sending a message to the U.S.

The Leader plans more missiles after Washington's snub. But might there be tensions in the ranks?

Kim Jong Un’s August appearances: sending a message to the U.S.
Tristan Webb
Tristan Webb September 13, 2017
Why the ROK-U.S. alliance must have an open debate on deploying nuclear weapons

Why the ROK-U.S. alliance must have an open debate on deploying nuclear weapons

Retired South Korean LTG In-Bum Chun weighs in on the growing debate in the South

Why the ROK-U.S. alliance must have an open debate on deploying nuclear weapons
Chun In-bum
Chun In-bum September 10, 2017
North Korea’s sixth nuclear test: What happens next?

North Korea’s sixth nuclear test: What happens next?

Experts weigh in on possible military and economic measures, and potential response from North Korea

North Korea’s sixth nuclear test: What happens next?
Damin Jung
Damin Jung September 3, 2017
Expert survey: Can the international community slow N. Korea’s missile testing?

Expert survey: Can the international community slow N. Korea’s missile testing?

Scholars weigh in on the potential fallout from Pyongyang's latest missile launch over Japan

Expert survey: Can the international community slow N. Korea’s missile testing?
Damin Jung
Damin Jung August 29, 2017
North Korea now convinced that “time is on their side”: Ralph Cossa

North Korea now convinced that “time is on their side”: Ralph Cossa

President of CSIS Pacific Forum tells NK News that the U.S. has failed to "frighten" the DPRK

North Korea now convinced that “time is on their side”: Ralph Cossa
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 23, 2017
Drawing a “red line” on North Korea: What’s the point?
COLUMN

Drawing a “red line” on North Korea: What’s the point?

First Trump, now Moon Jae-in - but such tough talk achieves little

Drawing a “red line” on North Korea: What’s the point?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter August 18, 2017