Satellite images of North Korea’s Mirim Parade
Training Facility taken on Monday show expanded preparations for Thursday’s military parade. According to U.S.-based North Korea monitoring
website 38 North, roughly 13-thousand troops — up from twelve-thousand last week — were
in formation at Kim Il-sung Square, practicing for the parade. Only a small number of artillery pieces and
armored fighting vehicles can be seen,… which may be because some are stored at nearby
military facilities. 38 North says… there are no signs of ballistic
missile or unmanned aerial vehicle launchers on the parade ground or storage area.