May 19, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Seized N. Korean ammunition was headed to Egyptian ballistic missile producer: PoE
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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
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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
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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
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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
Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in 2017: the year of the missile, in summary
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Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in 2017: the year of the missile, in summary

Much of the year was spent finalizing the DPRK's missile and nuclear power, while high-level purges continue

Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in 2017: the year of the missile, in summary
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 11, 2018
What to make of renewed inter-Korean talks
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What to make of renewed inter-Korean talks

Pyongyang and Seoul achieved an easy win early on, but more contentious discussions lie ahead

What to make of renewed inter-Korean talks
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy | Scott LaFoy January 10, 2018
Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in December: a renewed focus on ideological matters
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Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in December: a renewed focus on ideological matters

The final month of 2017 saw the leader challenge some established political norms

Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in December: a renewed focus on ideological matters
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 9, 2018