North Korea

US sanctions 5 North Koreans following recent missile tests

The targets allegedly helped supply WMD programs from China and Russia.

North Korea raises stakes with new Mach-10 hypersonic missile test

Launch comes only days after previous test, and appeared to be more advanced.

Discharged North Korean soldiers deployed for rural farm labor

Ex-soldiers are angry that the reward for 10 years of service is unpaid work.

North Koreans unmoved by lectures praising Kim Jong Un for keeping them safe

Amid a severe economic crisis, the effort to project strength is falling flat with hungry audiences.

North Koreans in China struggle as work disappears

Strict coronavirus lockdowns mean fewer jobs, worse meals for immigrant labor force.

North Korea moves to stem a rise in insubordination within its military

Sources say a bad economy is fraying relationships between officers and enlisted personnel.

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