September 26, 2022

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

US, ROK, Japan wrap up missile tracking drills in response to DPRK threats

US, ROK, Japan wrap up missile tracking drills in response to DPRK threats

Expert says Seoul’s willingness to share intel with Tokyo a ‘breath of fresh air’ after years of mutual animosity

US, ROK, Japan wrap up missile tracking drills in response to DPRK threats
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 16, 2022
100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.

100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.

The DPRK has deployed troops to foreign conflicts before, from the Vietnam War to the civil war in Syria

100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 12, 2022
China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts

China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts

Increasing hostility between Beijing and Washington could give Pyongyang more leeway to evade sanctions

China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 12, 2022
North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says

North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says

State Department comments follow DPRK threats to ‘exterminate’ South Korean leaders and use nuclear weapons if attacked

North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca August 12, 2022
Refuting China, South Korea says THAAD interceptors not up for ‘negotiation’

Refuting China, South Korea says THAAD interceptors not up for ‘negotiation’

Presidential office says missile battery to defend against North Korean threats a matter of ‘security and sovereignty’

Refuting China, South Korea says THAAD interceptors not up for ‘negotiation’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 11, 2022
South Korea, China won’t let THAAD be ‘stumbling block’ in relationship: Beijing

South Korea, China won’t let THAAD be ‘stumbling block’ in relationship: Beijing

Two sides offer conflicting accounts of talks on interceptors and North Korean denuclearization after top diplomats meet

South Korea, China won’t let THAAD be ‘stumbling block’ in relationship: Beijing
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 10, 2022
North Korea may conduct ‘provocation’ during US-ROK exercises this month: Seoul

North Korea may conduct ‘provocation’ during US-ROK exercises this month: Seoul

Allies to conduct first field training in 4 years from late August, including drills to ‘repel’ hypothetical DPRK attack

North Korea may conduct ‘provocation’ during US-ROK exercises this month: Seoul
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 10, 2022
North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248
Podcast

North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248

The NK News team talks latest developments on DPRK, from forced repatriation to COVID and more

North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News August 9, 2022
Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery
NK PRO

Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery

State media reports over 4 inches of rain in region Sunday that may have disrupted work on construction camp, warehouse

Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 9, 2022
South Korean navy sailor arrested for praising North Korean regime

South Korean navy sailor arrested for praising North Korean regime

Active-duty conscript collected DPRK army songs and books and shared pro-regime posts online, prosecutors say

South Korean navy sailor arrested for praising North Korean regime
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Sojin Jung August 8, 2022
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