Military

Feature stories on the North Korean military.

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....

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Wednesday 1st October, 2014
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N.Korea presents itself as a "totally militarized" nation; what is it like for students and youths?...

Monday 25th August, 2014
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Today is N.Korea's Day of Songun, aka its "Military-First Policy". But as far as ordinary soldiers are concerned, this is a misnomer....

Tuesday 5th August, 2014
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Orders for stricter reinforcement of military discipline and rank distinctions issued in the name of Supreme Commander Kim Jong-un...

Saturday 11th January, 2014
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Choe’s experience is highly valued by intelligence agencies, and continues to be used as the basis for analysis of North Korean military structures....

Saturday 4th January, 2014
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Choe's experience is highly valued by intelligence agencies, and continues to be used as the basis for analysis of military structures: an indicator of how the fundamental power structures of North Ko...

Wednesday 24th July, 2013
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38 North announces the launch of 3D panoramas providing a reconstruction of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station...

Wednesday 17th July, 2013
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Ukraine's role in the North Koreans arms network...

Thursday 2nd May, 2013
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April 25th marked the North Korea’s People’s Army Founding Day in domestic and international press; but according to defected North Korean soldiers, April 24th is the real national holiday...

Saturday 13th April, 2013
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We talked to a group of North Koreans in exile who used to serve in the military, and asked them what they thought were the most significant weaknesses in the DPRK armed forces. The unanimous conclusi...

Friday 5th April, 2013
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The North Korean state has been ratcheting up its war threats for consumption by the external audience, but there is no special need to maintain a focus on war with regards to its domestic audience (s...