At an expanded meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Military Commission on the 11th, it is known that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un mentioned the Korea-US summit and emphasized the need for cooperation with China amid the US-China conflict. This indicates that it intends to use it as a lever in North Korea-U.S. dialogue while increasing cooperation with China.
According to a high-ranking source inside Daily NK on the 18th, at the Central Military Commission of the Party, Chairman Kim explained the situation on the Korean Peninsula and evaluated the contents of the ROK-US summit, and strengthened China in the current situation where US checks and interference with China are intensifying. said to give
At this meeting on the 12th, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, “In accordance with the rapidly changing situation around the Korean peninsula and the demands of the internal and external environment of our revolution, important tasks are being carried out to further enhance the combat power of the revolutionary armed forces and bring about a new transformation in the overall national defense project. presented,” he said.
As such, the news agency did not disclose the details of the meeting, but in reality, as cooperation between the US and South Korea strengthened, the strategy was discussed that North Korea should be wary of this through close contact with friendly countries such as China and Russia.
However, it is said that Chairman Kim did not perceive the decision to lift the missile guideline itself as a threat, but explained that it was a decision made by the United States to intensify its attack on China on the Korean Peninsula.
In other words, the existing missile range of up to 800 km was within the range that could hit all of North Korea, and the defense strategy for this was already in place, so it is not considered a big threat.
In the meantime, Chairman Kim is reported to have explained that if the confrontation between the US and China intensifies, it is necessary to have the appropriate national defense power to help China, its brother country.
It is not clearly known whether North Korea and China are actually conducting practical military cooperation, but behind these remarks, it is interpreted that Chairman Kim is confident in possessing nuclear weapons.
In fact, it is reported that Chairman Kim mentioned the term ‘nuclear-weapon’ several times at the expanded meeting of the Party’s Central Military Commission and instructed that the organization should be changed accordingly.
In particular, he revealed that the number of recruits (recruitment) is gradually decreasing, stressing that a large number of personnel is not needed in modern warfare, and instructed to reduce the number of infantry divisions and reorganize some units that perform overlapping tasks.
Accordingly, in the case of the Navy, it is expected that some of the squadrons will be reduced and the work of consolidating and reorganizing the fleet will be carried out.
Conversely, it is known that plans to expand the formation of mobile corps or strategic forces that operate attack warfare while operating armored vehicles or tanks have been discussed.
In particular, it is reported that Chairman Kim also mentioned the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island (2010) at this meeting. It is said that he reminded them of this by emphasizing full preparation for battle to high-ranking military officials.
A source said, “There was a mention of the need to prepare soldiers who are skilled in modern warfare and equipped with a turbulent posture in the spirit to lead Seoul into a sea of fire through shelling battles that thrilled the enemy like Yeonpyeong Island on all front lines,” the source said.
On the other hand, according to North Korean media such as the Rodong Sinmun and the Korean Central News Agency, Chairman Kim said at the plenary meeting on the 3rd day (17th) of the 3rd session of the 8th session, “The major changes taking place in the international political arena in recent times and the external environment of our revolution “In order to reliably guarantee a peaceful environment and national safety, we must be prepared for both dialogue and confrontation.”
In particular, as Chairman Kim said, “We must be more thorough in preparation for confrontation,” it seems highly likely that Chairman Kim also ordered a strategy toward the United States at the meeting on the same day, ordering expansion of cooperation with China and strengthening of national defense capabilities.
Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.
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