Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
In addition to his being the editor and primary author of KPA Journal, Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. is an internationally recognized analyst, award winning author and lecturer on North Korean defense and intelligence affairs and ballistic missile development in the Third World. He is currently a senior analyst and author for IHS Jane’s (formerly the Jane's Information Group).
He has authored four books and more than 150 articles, reports and monographs on these subjects. His two books: Shield of the Great Leader: The Armed Forces of North Korea and North Korean Special Forces - 2nd Edition are considered by many to be the definitive “open source” works on their subjects and have been translated into Korean and Japanese. His forthcoming books North Korean Special Forces - Third Edition and North Korean Intelligence 1945-1980, promises to follow in this tradition.
Mr. Bermudez has lectured extensively in the academic and government environments and worked as a consultant, both in the U.S. (e.g., Columbia University, FBI, U.S. Marine Corps University, U.S. Army Intelligence, U.S. Naval Intelligence, U.S. Navy Post Graduate School, etc.) and overseas (e.g., Israel Defense Forces, IISS, Republic of Korea National Defense College, etc.). He has also testified before the U.S. Congress as a subject matter expert concerning North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear, chemical and biological warfare programs and ballistic missile development in the Third World.