Another live event starts at around 7:30 Eastern time. In honor of (or to upstage) the start of the Winter Olympics in South Korea, North Korea will parade some of its military might. Wonks love this, because North Korea frequently uses their military parades to show off new missiles. Or, with screen caps and close examination, the wonks can learn details of existing missiles.
We don’t know what tonight’s (Friday’s in North Korea) parade will bring. If there’s a live feed, I’ll update this post with it.
A number of experts on North Korean missiles usually tweet their comments on the parades. Here’s a good list to start:
Don’t forget the hashtag.
For those already getting annoyed by indecipherable hashtags, #JucheFest2018 and #juchefest refer to the Feb 8 Army Foundation Day celebration & military parade in North Korea, which is starting at 7:30PM EST. Analysts are watching it for military hardware and other data.
— Scott LaFoy (@wslafoy) February 7, 2018
I’m not a missile expert, but I occasionally add something to the discussion. I’ll post tweets with trenchant comments or interesting pictures in the comments.
Here’s a photo from an earlier parade. I’m sure the White House and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be watching to help plan the next big military parade in Washington.
Update: I am told that the parade will be streamed on this channel or on YouTube, although there doesn’t seem to be a way to embed it. Livestream from North Korea breaks up regularly. So don’t blame me.
If Adam shows up and can figure out how to embed the video, please feel free to edit this post.