Discretion is the better part of valour

Date: 15/02/2017 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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US war threat against the DPRK is becoming reality in the Korean peninsula.
In the largest ever Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises to be staged in March in south Korea, the US is planning to deploy a massive quantity of military hardware including long-range strategic bomber B-52, supersonic strategic bomber B-1B and stealth bomber B-2, three core strategic weapons of its Air Force, and stealth fighter F-22. It is also expected that it will commit a nuclear submarine, an Aegis destroyer and aircraft carrier Carl Vinson which has been sailing about in the Asia-Pacific.
US nuclear carriers and submarines have so far been deployed to take part in drills, but the ongoing argument about direct deployment of other strategic assets is so exceptional it is eliciting serious concern from the international community.
On the other hand, the US is scheming to complete the deployment of THAAD and a latest stealth destroyer in south Korea within this year.
Facts show that the US is an aggressor and mastermind of the tension in the Korean peninsula as it is hell-bent on executing the strategies of “active deterrence” and “massive punishment and retaliation” geared to deprive the DPRK of its sovereignty and right to existence.
Neither different ideology and system nor insubordination provide the US with any rationale for threatening the DPRK with nuclear war.
The DPRK has built up its self-defence capability with a do-or-die determination to put an end to the US’ ceaseless nuclear blackmail, and has become a full-fledged nuclear power.
It admits of no doubt that the DPRK is endeavouring to protect its sovereignty and dignity and regional peace and stability on its own from the nuclear threat and war moves of hostile forces.
The US had better ponder over the catastrophic results of its nuclear threat and blackmail.

By Chae Hyang Ok PT

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