North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA Holds Ceremony Marking Sun’s Day (KIS Birth Anniversary)

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] conventional forces gathered at Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun on April 10 (Monday) to mark Sun’s Day, or the 105th birth anniversary of DPRK founder and president Kim Il Sung […]

Apr, 11

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides KPA 2017 Tank Competition

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the renovated Korean Revolution Museum DPRK state media reported April 1 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the Korean People’s Army [KPA] 2017 […]

Apr, 01

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Defense Command HQ

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the Merited State Choir’s 70th anniversary concert on February 22 DPRK state media reported on March 1 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un visited and inspected the headquarters […]

Mar, 01

KPA Anniversary Commemorated

A meeting of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] high command was held at the teaching hall of the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces office complex on February 7 (Tuesday) to commemorate the KPA’s historical […]

Feb, 08

Kim Jong Un Attends Awards Ceremony and Photo-op with KMS-4 Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his February 16 visit to Ku’msusan Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over a state awards ceremony and had a commemorative photo session with personnel involved in the […]

Feb, 18

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on KJI Birthday

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a banquet and concert at Mokran (peony) House in central Pyongyang for personnel involved in the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Feb, 16

The Fall of Ri Yong Gil

General Ri Yong Gil has been removed from office as Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff.  There are two different accounts about General Ri’s dismissal.  The initial report from ROK intelligence sources […]

Feb, 15

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