North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA Service Personnel Meet for Day of the Shining Star

Korean People’s Army [KPA] officers and service members gathered at Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on February 14 (Sunday) for a loyalty meeting on the occasions of the Day of the Shining […]

Feb, 14
NDC Policy Department Issues Statement Trashing ROK for Artillery Drill

NDC Policy Department Issues Statement Trashing ROK for Artillery Drill

The National Defense Commission [NDC] Policy Department issued a statement on November 24 (Tuesday) upbraiding the ROK military for holding live-fire artillery drills in the West (Yellow) Sea on November 23 (Monday) the fifth anniversary […]

Nov, 23
KIS, KJI Statues Unveiled at KIS University of Politics

KIS, KJI Statues Unveiled at KIS University of Politics

A ceremony was held at Kim Il Sung University of Politics in Pyongyang on November 20 (Friday) at which statues of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) and Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) .  Attending the […]

Nov, 22

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Military Education Officers’ Meeting Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was at the 7th National Meeting of KPA Military Education Officers DPRK state media reported on November 7 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo-op […]

Nov, 08

Expanded Central Military Commission Meeting Held

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of an island landing drill in the West Sea DPRK state media reported on February 23 (Monday) that an expanded meeting of the Workers’ Party […]

Feb, 23

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on KJI Birth Anniversary

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the construction of Mirae Scientists Street Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), accompanied by senior officials of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] and the DPRK’s national security […]

Feb, 16

New KPA Special Operations Forces Commander

Lt. Gen. Kim Yong Bok (Kim Yo’ng-pok) has been appointed commanding officer of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] XI Corps (or Storm Corps), the military’s primary special operations forces [SOF] unit.  Lt. Gen. Kim was […]

Feb, 15

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