North Korean missile tests
The South Korean military claims that North Korean military has launched an "unidentified projectile" into the sea, marking the second time North Korea has conducted a weapons test in a single week.
The South Korean military reports that North Korea has fired a presumed long-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.
North Korea launches a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from its Chagang Province. The missile reached an altitude of 2,000 km before landing in the Sea of Japan. It is North Korea's first IRBM launch since 2017. South Korea's National Security Council holds an emergency meeting in response to the launch.
North Korea rejects South Korea's offer to send special envoys to defuse the current tensions on the peninsula, after having destroyed the Inter-Korean Liaison Office, and says the Korean People's Army will re-enter the demilitarized Kaesong and Mount Kumgang areas.
A Korean People's Army soldier defects to South Korea via the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). He was shot and injured by fellow North Korean soldiers as he crossed to the South Korean side at Panmunjom, and has been taken to hospital.
North Korea reportedly executes Ri Yong-gil, Chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army on charges of corruption, according to South Korean media.
North Korea launches a long range rocket that critics claim is a test of banned technology for a long range missile that could hit the United States. South Korea's military says the rocket released an object into orbit.
Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un orders the Korean People's Army to be on a war footing following the exchange of artillery fire with South Korea yesterday.
The South Korean military states that it is prepared to respond if North Korea launches an attack as it threatened yesterday.
North Korea fires two shots at South Korean military units across the border at Kwacheon, South Korea.
Tens of thousands of Republic of Korea Armed Forces and United States armed forces ignore warnings from North Korea, and start a new round of the Ulchi-Freedom Guardian drills in South Korea.