North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Chronology of military events since mid-September

The following is a rolling chronology of ballistic missile events (drills and test firings), artillery shelling incidents and external military exercises (US-ROK, US-JP and US-ROK-JP) that have occurred in and around the Korean Peninsula since […]

Oct, 20

KJU Attends Disaster Response Meeting

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n; KJU) chaired a meeting on the DPRK’s disaster prevention programs at the 25 April House of Culture on 4 and 5 September (Sunday and Monday).  The meeting was held for […]

Sep, 07

KJU Speech to KPA Medics

Courageous combatants in the army medical sector who fought bravely in the theater of the anti-epidemic war in the capital city, We have gathered here today not to review any work or put forward any […]

Aug, 21

Jo Kyong Chol Back on the CMC

Military Security Command [MSC]** Director Jo Kyong Chol (Cho Kyo’ng-ch’o’l) was returned to membership on the Party Central Military Commission [CMC].  Head of the MSC since 2010 and former political director of the KPA Air […]

Jun, 11

DPRK Gets a New Police Boss

Colonel-General Ri Thae Sop (Ri T’ae-sop) was appointed Minister of Social Security (f.k.a., Minister of People’s Security; f.k.a., Minister of Public Security) during December 2021. His appointment was publicized on 1 January (Saturday) at the […]

Jan, 04

KJU Visits Construction In Komdok

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited and inspected storm recovery work in the Komdok region of South Hamgyo’ng.  Also in attendance were Chief of the KPA General Staff MAR Pak Jong Chon (Pak Cho’ng-chon), Korean […]

Oct, 14

KJU Visits Kimhwa County

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Kimhwa County, Kangwo’n, to inspect typhoon reconstruction work.  Also in attendance was Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff Chief VMar Pak Jong Chon (Pak Cho’ng-chon), Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] […]

Oct, 02

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