February 21, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

North Korea’s million man army in post-unification Korea

North Korea’s million man army in post-unification Korea

Integration of KPA critical aspect of unification, presenting risks & opportunities

North Korea’s million man army in post-unification Korea
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi May 31, 2015
South Korea and U.S. prepare to activate joint division

South Korea and U.S. prepare to activate joint division

New formation could bring long-term impacts for U.S.-ROK joint training, wartime OPCON transfer

South Korea and U.S. prepare to activate joint division
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson May 25, 2015
North Korea’s million man army: potential peacekeeping force?

North Korea’s million man army: potential peacekeeping force?

Could KPA go from threat to international security to contributor toward international peace?

North Korea’s million man army: potential peacekeeping force?
North Korea’s million man army: potential mercenary force?

North Korea’s million man army: potential mercenary force?

Could KPA be used on large scale in Syria, small scale elsewhere as money-maker for North?

North Korea’s million man army: potential mercenary force?
First North Korean SLBM presents wholly novel threat
NK PRO

First North Korean SLBM presents wholly novel threat

First submerged test of SLBM reveals sophisticated capabilities, advances in layered nuclear deterrence

First North Korean SLBM presents wholly novel threat
Political, military events top N. Korean leadership agenda in April
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Political, military events top N. Korean leadership agenda in April

Kim and other elites focused on governing country, military industry, and military & political ceremonies

Political, military events top N. Korean leadership agenda in April
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi May 7, 2015
N. Korea building possible military site close to Yeonpyeong-do

N. Korea building possible military site close to Yeonpyeong-do

KPA artillery could be less than 5 km from South Korean island, increasing psychological effect

N. Korea building possible military site close to Yeonpyeong-do
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi April 23, 2015
American soldiers need to leave South Korea

American soldiers need to leave South Korea

Continuing U.S. presence helps Seoul avoid facing reality

American soldiers need to leave South Korea
Craig Urquhart
Craig Urquhart April 22, 2015
Playing with toys: North Korea’s odd looking air force drill

Playing with toys: North Korea’s odd looking air force drill

The Korean People's Air Force drill criticized by South Korea, but could be useful for visualization

Playing with toys: North Korea’s odd looking air force drill
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne April 21, 2015
Military affairs, fishing top Kim’s agenda in March
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Military affairs, fishing top Kim’s agenda in March

Kim making fewer appearances with fewer elites than in prior months, wife takes extended absence from public

Military affairs, fishing top Kim’s agenda in March
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi April 10, 2015