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North Korea is “scrambling” to secure large amounts of COVID-19 vaccine for its military

North Korea has reportedly been scrambling to secure large amounts of COVID-19 vaccine since the United States pledged to provide the South Korean military...
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North Korea’s Ninth Corps lets soldiers go home on “grain leave”

North Korea's Ninth Corps is quickly sending large numbers of their soldiers home on so-called “grain leave," Daily NK has learned.  In a phone conversation...
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North Korean military sets up special facilities to beat back malnutrition among soldiers

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered military units to establish convalescent hospitals to treat soldiers suffering from malnutrition, Daily NK has learned....
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N. Korea expands the number of soldiers going abroad to earn foreign currency

Many of the laborers recently selected for overseas assignments are soldiers, Daily NK has learned. The selection of such a large number of soldiers is...

Half of the Sinpo Fishing Company’s fishermen being moved to military fishing company

Around half of the fishermen working for the Sinpo Fishing Company are being transferred to a fishing company under the Ministry of Defense, Daily...
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North Korea sees a surge in soldiers frustrated with government policy deserting their posts

The North Korean military recently began putting a series of measures in place that have reduced the length of required service but have increased...

N. Korea conducts successful tests of reconnaissance and offensive-use “mini unmanned drones”

North Korea’s military authorities recently conducted successful tests of reconnaissance and offensive-use “miniaturized unmanned drones,” Daily NK has learned. Unmanned drones have been a significant...
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North Korean soldiers enforcing border blockade suffer from worsening food shortages

North Korean soldiers deployed to the Sino-North Korean border to enforce the COVID-19 "border blockade" are suffering from worsening food shortages with the arrival...
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North Korea announces start of “special security week” three days before Kim Il Sung’s...

The North Korean authorities reportedly raised the level of security in the country by declaring the start of a “special security week” three days...

North Korea transfers control of important military shipbuilding factory to Munitions Industry Department

North Korean authorities have reportedly transferred a shipyard that used to be controlled by the navy to the Munitions Industry Department (MID), raising its...

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