North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ju Kyu Chang (1928-2018)

Ju Kyu Chang (Chu Kyu-chang), one of the top officials involved in the research and development of the DPRK’s WMDs and conventional weapons, died at the age of 89 in Pyongyang at 2030 on September […]

Sep, 04

Central Military Commission Meeting Held

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo DPRK state media reported on May 18 (Friday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Military Commission [CMC] held […]

May, 23

Foreign Ministry Issues Spox Statement Reacting to UNSC

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a spokesman’s statement on December 24 (Sunday) responding to the latest sanctions promulgated by the UN Security Council.  The statement said: The United States, completely terrified at our accomplishment of […]

Dec, 25

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Another Hwasong-12 Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with schoolteachers Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed a launch of the Hwasong-12 on the outskirts of Pyongyang early in the morning on September 15 […]

Sep, 16

KJU Participates in Three WMD Personnel Events

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a meeting of the Political Bureau Presidium in Pyongyang on September 3 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended three events for WMD personnel in Pyongyang on September […]

Sep, 10

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Strategic Force Command Element

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a banquet at Moknan House with missile test personnel Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a field inspection of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic Force’s command […]

Aug, 15

KPA Strategic Force Issues Statement

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic Force, which is responsible for North Korea’s ballistic missile units, issued a statement on August 8 (Tuesday) in which it said it was “now carefully examining the operational plan for […]

Aug, 09

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