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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Saturday 30th March, 2013
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In response to the recent US-ROK joint military drills and the latest UN sanctions that followed North Korea’s nuclear test, DPRK state news agency KCNA released a statement this morning, declar...

Wednesday 27th March, 2013
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On 27th March, North Korea announced that military communication lines between North and South Korea would be cut. North Korea’s state news agency KCNA said, “Due to the insensitive maneuv...

Wednesday 27th March, 2013
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In an article published on 27th March, North Korea’s state mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun said, “We will certainly punish those who tarnish our highest dignity”, with ‘highest dignit...

Tuesday 26th March, 2013
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04.25 GMT Pyongyang issues protection order for Kim statues 16.27 GMT ‘Grade 1’ War-Readiness is not about war: it is an order for the Protection of the ‘Kims’ dignity’ N...

Thursday 21st March, 2013
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At 0930 KST, there was a radio broadcast taken from North Korea’s wire service Channel 3 of an air raid warning, which was lifted again within the hour. The timing of this particular broadcast h...

Tuesday 12th March, 2013
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  In the recent flurry of articles stating that North Korea has entered into a war-ready state and that its media and political institutions have withdrawn from active duty, New Focus attempted t...

Thursday 7th March, 2013
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  A fresh round of sanctions targeting North Korean diplomats and elite involved in the DPRK weapons development program was passed by the UNSC today. Meanwhile, the North Korean state is behavin...

Tuesday 12th February, 2013
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In the television announcement that followed North Korea’s latest round of nuclear testing, viewers were told that the nuclear testing “has not impacted the environment in any way.” There is...

Thursday 31st January, 2013
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According to one of our regular North Korean correspondents who is out of the country on business, at 5AM on the 30th of January, Kim Jong-un issued an emergency standby order to all DPRK representati...

Tuesday 18th December, 2012
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This December in Korea, the cold weather arrived earlier than last year. North Korea’s winters are on average 3-4 degrees colder than in South Korea, but the perceived temperature is much lower due ...