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March 9, 2021
KPA poster

North Korea’s military softens confrontational tone toward US in new poster

The Korean People's Army (KPA) released a new propaganda poster in September that avoided using customary phrases such as “American imperialists,” Daily NK has...
naval command

The story behind the move of North Korea’s Naval Command

This article is part of a series written by Daily NK journalist Kim Jeong Hun entitled "North Korea's Secret Stories."  In the early 2000s, members...
Sino-North Korean relations ballistic

Ballistic missile units given additional manpower, deploy new equipment

While North Korea continues to send military troops to typhoon-affected areas, the military unit in charge of various kinds of ballistic missiles, Korean People's...
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N. Korean military deploys radio featuring “scrambling technology”

The North Korean military is deploying a new radio device to front line military units that boasts "scrambling" technology along with improved transmission and...

Kim Jong Un continues to ignore rule of law in public execution of military...

Article 6, Clause 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which North Korea signed in 1981, states that “very human...
Soldiers in Sinuiju

Military recruit in North Korea sent home after savage beating by superior

A new recruit at an army training camp in Pyongyang was recently beaten by his superior officer and later permitted to return home after...
North Korean soldiers in Sakju County, North Pyongan Province enlistees biological wafare

N. Korean propaganda claims S. Korea is conducting “biological warfare”

Lectures held near the 38th Parallel for locals and military family members have claimed that South Korea is waging biological warfare against North Korea,...
anti-socialist punishment

N. Korean military orders soldiers to “breed more rabbits”

North Korean military authorities recently handed down an order to soldiers and their families to raise more rabbits and, in an unprecedented move, included...
anti-socialist punishment

N. Korea’s military cracks down on “anti-socialist” activity

The North Korean military's internal politburo, the General Political Bureau (GPB), launched a campaign on Jan. 8 to eradicate "anti-socialist" activity among soldiers, Daily...
In this photo from February 2019, North Korean border guards ice fishing in Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province. Taken in February 2019

North Korean military abolishes family hardship and dishonorable discharges

North Korean authorities recently abolished family hardship and dishonorable discharges in an attempt to prevent soldiers from avoiding military service, a growing problem in...

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