April 14, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Why the U.S. made Korea exception for landmine ban

Why the U.S. made Korea exception for landmine ban

American military continues to view Korean situation as special case, Cold War relic

Why the U.S. made Korea exception for landmine ban
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi September 29, 2014
Why some North Korean soldiers have shiny, chrome-plated arms

Why some North Korean soldiers have shiny, chrome-plated arms

Ceremonial weapons shed light on military culture arisen from decades of Songun

Why some North Korean soldiers have shiny, chrome-plated arms
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer September 23, 2014
Wreckage of suspected N. Korean UAV discovered at sea

Wreckage of suspected N. Korean UAV discovered at sea

Discovery latest in series of apparent N. Korean UAVs discovered in South

Wreckage of suspected N. Korean UAV discovered at sea
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson September 22, 2014
Will N. Korea eye new Chinese UAV?

Will N. Korea eye new Chinese UAV?

Recently debuted cheap aircraft could be ideal for Pyongyang's recon at border

Will N. Korea eye new Chinese UAV?
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson September 18, 2014
Is Kim Jong Un really ‘gearing up for full scale war’?

Is Kim Jong Un really ‘gearing up for full scale war’?

Five prominent military and leadership experts assess recent claims of North Korea's preparation for an invasion

Is Kim Jong Un really ‘gearing up for full scale war’?
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald September 17, 2014
The An-2: N. Korea’s surprisingly capable Soviet-era biplane

The An-2: N. Korea’s surprisingly capable Soviet-era biplane

Old aircraft design highly effective, important N. Korean threat capability

The An-2: N. Korea’s surprisingly capable Soviet-era biplane
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi September 16, 2014
South Korea emerging as major arms-producing country

South Korea emerging as major arms-producing country

ROK projected to become largest East Asian arms exporter by 2015

South Korea emerging as major arms-producing country
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson September 12, 2014
North Korea’s 42 ton black-market alcohol imports in Pakistan

North Korea’s 42 ton black-market alcohol imports in Pakistan

Ben Young looks at the DPRK’s involvement in the black-market alcohol trade

North Korea’s 42 ton black-market alcohol imports in Pakistan
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 5, 2014
N. Korea may be developing ballistic missile submarine

N. Korea may be developing ballistic missile submarine

Sub, associated missile would have significant deterrent, propaganda value for Pyongyang

N. Korea may be developing ballistic missile submarine
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi September 3, 2014
North Korea and Syria: A revamp in relations

North Korea and Syria: A revamp in relations

Broadening, evolution in ties under way as Syrian civil war drags on

North Korea and Syria: A revamp in relations
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald September 2, 2014