January 28, 2023

WMD

Information related to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs

Kim Jong Un and daughter inspect mass-produced missiles at Pyongyang factory

Kim Jong Un and daughter inspect mass-produced missiles at Pyongyang factory

NK News identifies likely location of daughter’s 1st missile factory inspection as North Korea signals nuclear ambitions

Kim Jong Un and daughter inspect mass-produced missiles at Pyongyang factory
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 1, 2023
Unfinished business: Overlooked developments of North Korea’s busy missile year

Unfinished business: Overlooked developments of North Korea’s busy missile year

DPRK has yet to test an array of desired capabilities, while the succession question remains publicly unresolved

Unfinished business: Overlooked developments of North Korea’s busy missile year
James Fretwell
James Fretwell December 30, 2022
40+ launches, 174K ethereum, 168* COVID cases: North Korea’s 2022 by the numbers
NK PRO

40+ launches, 174K ethereum, 168* COVID cases: North Korea’s 2022 by the numbers

Data tells story of a record year of DPRK missile tests and crypto theft, as the virus finally breached border controls

40+ launches, 174K ethereum, 168* COVID cases: North Korea’s 2022 by the numbers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 30, 2022
Yoon reprimanded defense minister for failure to intercept North Korean drones

Yoon reprimanded defense minister for failure to intercept North Korean drones

Senior presidential official says it was ‘frustrating’ to watch military’s response but that small drones evaded radar

Yoon reprimanded defense minister for failure to intercept North Korean drones
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 29, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol orders ‘retaliation’ against any North Korean provocations

Yoon Suk-yeol orders ‘retaliation’ against any North Korean provocations

South Korean president says military must fight back without fearing DPRK’s nukes after drone intrusion over border

Yoon Suk-yeol orders ‘retaliation’ against any North Korean provocations
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 29, 2022
To avoid the worst, US must abandon pretense of North Korean denuclearization

To avoid the worst, US must abandon pretense of North Korean denuclearization

Sanctions will never convince Kim Jong Un to give up his nukes, making diplomacy the only option to secure stability

To avoid the worst, US must abandon pretense of North Korean denuclearization
Doug Bandow
Doug Bandow December 29, 2022
Seoul’s Indo-Pacific strategy urges global efforts to curtail North Korean nukes

Seoul’s Indo-Pacific strategy urges global efforts to curtail North Korean nukes

Expert says strategy could help South Korea ‘internationalize’ DPRK issues and collaborate with ‘like-minded powers’

Seoul’s Indo-Pacific strategy urges global efforts to curtail North Korean nukes
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy December 28, 2022
Seoul unveils new plan to counter North Korean threats over next 5 years

Seoul unveils new plan to counter North Korean threats over next 5 years

Defense strategy calls for host of new aircraft, destroyers and recon capabilities, as well as anti-drone systems

Seoul unveils new plan to counter North Korean threats over next 5 years
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 28, 2022
ROK military apologizes for failing to shoot down North Korean drones

ROK military apologizes for failing to shoot down North Korean drones

Yoon Suk-yeol faults lack of training under predecessor, while military says aircraft were too small to intercept

ROK military apologizes for failing to shoot down North Korean drones
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 27, 2022
Seoul greenlights 2023 projects to develop defenses against North Korea

Seoul greenlights 2023 projects to develop defenses against North Korea

Defense budget up 4.4%, while unification ministry boosts spending for DPRK human rights work

Seoul greenlights 2023 projects to develop defenses against North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 26, 2022