May 20, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

The North Korean offer: Why now?

The North Korean offer: Why now?

Deal of no nuke tests for no U.S.-ROK drills even falls short of Leap Day Deal

The North Korean offer: Why now?
Stephan Haggard
Stephan Haggard April 24, 2016
What good is North Korea’s subway system?

What good is North Korea’s subway system?

Opulent, palatial subway system has few stops, but at least it doubles as a bomb shelter

What good is North Korea’s subway system?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 17, 2016
A provocative week in the rule of Kim Jong Un

A provocative week in the rule of Kim Jong Un

Satellite image analysis based on media reports reveals his journey through the east coast

A provocative week in the rule of Kim Jong Un
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi | JH Ahn April 13, 2016
North Korea’s nuclear weapons not its worst threat

North Korea’s nuclear weapons not its worst threat

Recent fourth nuclear device not the only WMD threat facing South Korea and its allies

North Korea’s nuclear weapons not its worst threat
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy April 11, 2016
Kim Jong Un’s emphasis on military peaks in March
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Kim Jong Un’s emphasis on military peaks in March

Focus on military affairs likely part of attempt to demonstrate credible capability

Kim Jong Un’s emphasis on military peaks in March
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi April 10, 2016
North Korea’s solid punch?
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North Korea’s solid punch?

N.Korea has yet to use solid fuel on anything bigger than KN-02 – fortunately

North Korea’s solid punch?
Dave Schmerler April 5, 2016
The U.S. nuclear threat and encroachment upon North Korean Sovereignty

The U.S. nuclear threat and encroachment upon North Korean Sovereignty

DPRK think tank says nuclear weapons development comes in response to U.S. policy

The U.S. nuclear threat and encroachment upon North Korean Sovereignty
Kim Chol Min April 5, 2016
Kim Jong Un attends advanced strategic SAM test
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Kim Jong Un attends advanced strategic SAM test

SAM test demonstrates S-300-like air defense capabilities

Kim Jong Un attends advanced strategic SAM test
Contradictions in North Korean ideology

Contradictions in North Korean ideology

Have North Koreans stopped to think about the holes in the official message?

Contradictions in North Korean ideology
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy March 25, 2016
The Kim who cries wolf

The Kim who cries wolf

Beware of complacency, even if odds of N.Korean attack are actually low

The Kim who cries wolf
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy March 22, 2016