Vol. 2, No. 11 - November 2012

An 1998 photograph of a KPA DMZ guard relaxing atop a guard post. Mounted along the railing are two “tri-top” communications antennas. (Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.)

Articles in this issue include,

"KPA Antennas (I)," by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.

Korean People’s Army (KPA) communications equipment and COMINT capabilities are subjects of great interest for a large number of KPA Journal readers. This article is the first of an occasional series that will provide brief insights on these subjects based upon interviews with experts and other open-source data.

"Jong Kyong Hui (Chŏng Kyŏng-hŭi)," by Michael Madden

Jong Kyong Hui (Chŏng Kyŏng-hŭi) was a senior member of the DPRK intelligence community and veteran intelligence operative with tours in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan. She was a member of the Central Committee Korean Workers’ Party (CC KWP) and during the 1980s was an alternate (candidate) member of its Political Bureau. According to DPRK state media, she died in 1996.

"A North Korean Nuclear Defector’s Own Words," by Bill Streifer and Sang S. Nam

In 2000, a female nuclear researcher, Dong Chun-ok, who had worked at the Pungang Branch of the Yŏngbyŏn Nuclear Research Center defected. In June 2002, she was interviewed by “Rescue! The North Korean People” (RENK), using the alias Lee Mi (Beautiful Plum). The complete English translation of Ms. Dong’s entire interview has never before appeared in print or on any website until now.

"KPA 17th Tank Brigade (Tank Division, Mechanized Brigade, Mechanized Division), 1950-1952, Part IV," by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.

The concluding installment of the history of the Korean People’s Army's 17th Mechanized Brigade/Division covering its combat operations from November 1950-January 1951 and its probable conversion to an infantry division after the war.

Additional Material

Editor’s Note and Endnotes.

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