North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA General Staff Issues Statement

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a statement on August 8 (Tuesday) responding, primarily, to recent UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea’s recent missile tests and the recent public commentary of senior […]

Aug, 09

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

Kim Jong Un Attends Second Hwasong-14 Missile Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Fatherland Liberation War (Korean War) Martyrs’ Cemetery in Pyongyang Kim Jong Un observed and guided the second test of the Hwasong-14 ballistic missile in Chagang Province […]

Jul, 29
Kim Jong Un Attends Missile Test

Kim Jong Un Attends Missile Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a dental supply factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and personally guided what the DPRK claimed to be the successful “test-fire of inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14” […]

Jul, 04

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Missile Test

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the test launch of the Pugukso’ng-2 ballistic missile near Pukch’ang, South P’yo’ngan, on the afternoon [NKST] of May 21 (Sunday).  Joining him for the test launch were […]

May, 21

Kim Jong Un Inspects Island Defense Units of the KPA Southwestern Command

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of live fire exercises on April 25 (Army Day) DPRK state media reported on May 5 (Friday) that Kim  Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a […]

May, 05

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Large Live Fire Combined Forces Exercise

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a pig farm Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided a large combined forces exercises of the Korean People’s Army [KPA]’s three service branches in […]

Apr, 25

Wreath Laying Ceremonies on KPA’s 85th

Floral wreaths were delivered to war memorial and revolutionary hero cemeteries around the DPRK on April 25 (Tuesday), the official 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA].  Senior Workers’ Party of […]

Apr, 25

Central Report Meeting Marks KPA’s Official 85th Anniversary

A central report meeting commemorating the official 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was held on April 24 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture in central Pyongyang.  Attending the […]

Apr, 25
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