April 21, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Mike Pence in Korea: reading the tea leaves

Mike Pence in Korea: reading the tea leaves

What did the Vice President achieve in a three-day visit to the South?

Mike Pence in Korea: reading the tea leaves
Stephan Haggard
Stephan Haggard February 11, 2018
Roadblocks ahead: key hurdles to an inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang
NK PRO

Roadblocks ahead: key hurdles to an inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

Without real concessions from North Korea, a Moon-Kim meeting will be limited in scope

Roadblocks ahead: key hurdles to an inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 10, 2018
Something old, something new, something borrowed, and Pukguksong-2: The Army Day Parade
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Something old, something new, something borrowed, and Pukguksong-2: The Army Day Parade

North Korea shows off ICBMs, new tactical system, but no new TELs

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and Pukguksong-2: The Army Day Parade
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy February 8, 2018
Seized N. Korean ammunition was headed to Egyptian ballistic missile producer: PoE
NK PRO

Seized N. Korean ammunition was headed to Egyptian ballistic missile producer: PoE

UN Panel of Experts highlights group's "long-standing relationship" with the DPRK

Seized N. Korean ammunition was headed to Egyptian ballistic missile producer: PoE
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne February 6, 2018
How the North is run: the State Affairs Commission
NK PRO

How the North is run: the State Affairs Commission

How the SAC gradually evolved to become the de jure highest state institution in the DPRK

How the North is run: the State Affairs Commission
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy February 2, 2018
How the U.S. could deter a nuclear North Korea without a war

How the U.S. could deter a nuclear North Korea without a war

Washington's Cold War grappling with the USSR offers some clues on how to keep the DPRK in check

How the U.S. could deter a nuclear North Korea without a war
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy February 2, 2018
Ground forces to participate in upcoming N. Korean military parade: imagery
NK PRO

Ground forces to participate in upcoming N. Korean military parade: imagery

The view from above offers more details of what to expect on February 8

Ground forces to participate in upcoming N. Korean military parade: imagery
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy January 24, 2018
Inter-Korean progress: what’s motivating Pyongyang?
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Inter-Korean progress: what’s motivating Pyongyang?

The DPRK has made important gains, but when PyeongChang is over little will have changed

Inter-Korean progress: what’s motivating Pyongyang?
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 19, 2018
Imagery analysis: North Korea’s upcoming February 8 parade
NK PRO

Imagery analysis: North Korea’s upcoming February 8 parade

Infantry, vehicles, and other military seen drilling at Mirim Parade Training Ground

Imagery analysis: North Korea’s upcoming February 8 parade
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy January 18, 2018
The Kanggye explosion: a man-made disaster in North Korea

The Kanggye explosion: a man-made disaster in North Korea

Up to a thousand are believed to have died in an accident at an important munitions factory

The Kanggye explosion: a man-made disaster in North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 12, 2018