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N. Korean military creates new department to boost use of AI technology

North Korea's military recently created a new department tasked with boosting the use of AI technology for national defense, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on...
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N. Korean military orders end to violence at boot camps

Amid a rise in violence among soldiers in the military, North Korea's military recently ordered an end to beatings in boot camps based on...

N. Korea reassigns soon-to-be-retiring generals to specialized fields

North Korea is reassigning experienced army, navy and air force generals who have reached retirement age as researchers in specialized fields such as military...

N. Korea’s Civil Defense University revises curriculum for the first time in 12 years

North Korea's Civil Defense University, which trains the country's civil defense commanders, has revised its education and training program for the first time in...
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As winter training ends, N. Korean military takes action to tighten combat discipline

The General Staff Department of the North Korean military has issued a surprise telegram to the entire army explaining the combat situation and calling...

N. Koreans complain about Kim Jong Un’s inspection of tank unit

North Koreans complained about government propaganda following media coverage of leader Kim Jong Un's inspection of a tank unit, prompting the state security apparatus...
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Young North Koreans are taking pains to avoid military service

Editor's Note: In Sep. 2021, North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly adopted the “Youth Education Guarantee Act,” one of the “big three” oppressive laws passed...
missile launch

A deep dive into N. Korea’s recent claims about the Hwasong-16B

The North Korean authorities' exaggerated claims about their test launch of a hypersonic intermediate-range ballistic missile called the Hwasong-16B, which was fired into the...
military, training, exercises, war, policy

Kim Jong Un orders increase in shrouds, engine nozzles for warheads

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered an expansion in the production, inspection, and deployment of warhead shrouds and engine nozzles for the...
drone

N. Korea plans to deploy many drones to frontline units this year

The North Korean military plans to deploy a large number of drones with front-line units in the next seven months, Daily NK has learned,...

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