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

Politbureau Speed Campaigns 8th Party Congress and Pregames Party’s 75th

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and presided over the 19th meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Committee on 5 October (Monday).  Among those sitting around the giant […]

Oct, 06

CMC Meeting Held

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) chaired an expanded meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission [CMC] in Pyonyang on 23 May (Saturday).  The meeting occurred “at a stirring time when the entire […]

May, 23

KJU Inspects and Guides KPA Strike Drill

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) guided a live fire strike drill of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] on 28 February (Friday).  The drill was held to “judge the mobility and the fire power strike abilities […]

Feb, 29

Parade and Demonstration Held to Mark DPRK’s Birthday

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on September 9 A military parade and procession was held in central Pyongyang on September 9, 2018 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of […]

Sep, 18

Kim Yong Chun Funeral Held

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samjiyo’n County with Ri Sol Ju A funeral was held for Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un) on August 20 (Monday).  Among the senior DPRK officials who […]

Aug, 22

OGD (The Road Song) and The Ghost of Sejanus

Prior to Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) departure for Singapore some news appeared questioning things such as whether Jong Un venturing out for his high-level summit with US President Donald J Trump would be safe […]

Jun, 24

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