Military

Feature stories on the North Korean military.

Monday 22nd August, 2016
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New Focus correspondents report that two North Korean border security officers attempted an escape on the 17th of August, 2016....

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Tuesday 20th December, 2016
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An insight into female soldiers in the Korean People’s Army, where lack of personal hygiene and objectification are major women’s issues....

Monday 22nd August, 2016
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New Focus correspondents report that two North Korean border security officers attempted an escape on the 17th of August, 2016....

Monday 25th April, 2016
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A national holiday in the name of the KPA...

Wednesday 30th March, 2016
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Under "military-first", it pays to impersonate the military first....

Thursday 14th January, 2016
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Ahn says, “Military cadre show personal interest in female soldiers who are attractive in appearance, and commanding officers take advantage of the sex related corruption to maintain their units....

Tuesday 12th January, 2016
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Lower rank soldiers obligingly sleep in underwear as they are told stripping produces more body heat. They also warm up seniors’ bed with their naked body....

Monday 24th August, 2015
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For many KPA soldiers, being in a 'quasi-state of war' may actually be good news....

Monday 24th August, 2015
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A New Focus correspondent in North Korea reports on the internal northern situation regarding the most recent proclamation of war readiness.  ...

Wednesday 12th August, 2015
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The ration is one bar of laundry soap per squad....

Friday 26th June, 2015
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The 25th of June marks the 65th anniversary of the commencement of the Korean War. But escapees say that they had learnt of a completely different version of history....