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December 8, 2021

Farming official awaiting trial for stealing North Korean military grain

Following a poor harvest and dwindling grain supplies throughout the country, an agricultural official in North Hamgyong Province is awaiting trial for stealing more...
North Korean soldiers in Sinuiju covid-19

Heightened security checks expose popularity of Samsung mobile phones among former military officers in...

Heightened security checks and surveillance over the Sino-North Korea border region have revealed the popularity of Samsung mobile phones among former political officers associated...

Photo shows sign-off required to prove suitability for military service in North Korea

Amid rising rates of desertion and health issues among members of its armed forces, new recruits for North Korea’s military require signed documents from...
An elderly North Korean resident takes a brief rest while working on a farm in North Pyongan Province.

North Korea urges residents to make “patriotic rice donations” to military

In a bid to mitigate significant shortfalls resulting from last year’s poor harvest, the North Korean authorities have ordered residents to donate rice to...
Kim Jong Un at Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on 71st anniversary of North Korea's army

North Korea’s military physical exams superficial at best, deadly at worst

The incidence of soldiers with contagious diseases and those in such poor health that they cannot function properly has risen to such an extent...
North Korean soldiers in Sinuiju covid-19

North Korean government distributes electronic scales to fight military corruption

After North Korean leader Kim Jong Un emphasized an end to corruption in his New Year’s Address, orders have reportedly been handed down to...
Soldiers in Sinuiju

North Korea’s Defense Security Command dispatches surveillance teams to military bases before election

In advance of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly election on March 10, Defense Security Command (DSC) inspection teams have been dispatched to military bases...

12th Military Corps in Ryanggang Province earns “army of beggars” label among locals

Residents of Hyesan are reportedly referring to the 12th Military Corps based in the city with disparaging labels including an “army of beggars” and...

State orders farmers to supply more food to the military

The North Korean authorities have ordered collective farms to supply all of the planned food quotas to the military following a failure by the...
korean people's army

North Korea prepares for annual winter military exercises

North Korea is busy preparing for its winter civil joint exercises that start annually in December. Preparations include the holding of emergency meetings for...

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