calendar>>April 2. 2023 Juche 112
KCNA Commentary on War Maniacs' Reckless Moves
Pyongyang, April 2 (KCNA) -- The DPRK has already and clearly warned that the U.S. and south Korea's military bluff and temerity do not work on it at all and such moves are no more than a wrong behavior of bringing themselves closer to a grave danger.

But the warmongers' desperate acts are going to the extremes.

The U.S. and south Korea staged large-scale joint military exercises, Freedom Shield, simulating an all-out war against the DPRK for 11 days from March 13, the longest-ever period. Their war hysteria is running up to the climax along with the start of Ssangyong, a joint landing drill.

The U.S. staged an air-to-air live firing and air-to-surface bombing drill, aimed at raising the capability of precision strike at the DPRK's "core targets", in the West Sea of Korea with involvement of the south Korean puppet air force and the 51st combat air division of the 7th U.S. air force for five days from March 20 when the Ssangyong drill was launched. Then, it conducted a joint tactical drill for "occupying city" of the DPRK with involvement of the south Korean puppet armed forces for four days from June 26.

The Ssangyong drill, which involved dozens of warships and other vessels including the U.S. navy's amphibious assaulting ship Makin Island laden with scores of F-35B stealth fighters, various types of fighters and amphibious assaulting armored cars, the U.S. 1st Marine Expeditionary Unit and the U.S. nuclear carrier Nimitz, to be additionally dispatched first from the U.S. mainland in case of contingency on the Korean Peninsula, the special warfare units of its satellite countries and the south Korean puppet armed forces, went through a provocative phase called "decisive action".

The "decisive action" drill, allegedly core of the landing operation, was staged by the vast combined forces of the U.S. and the south Korean puppet military conducting under a large-scale firing support for landing target area, the landing, assault and occupation of targets by turns in the air and sea.

With the beginning of the drill, special warfare units of the U.S., south Korean puppet forces and satellite countries launched a "landing attack" by using C-130 transport planes and on the coast, marine shock forces on landing crafts "advanced" into an area simulating the territory of the DPRK by amphibious assaulting armored cars and LCACs.

In the "decisive action" drill, combined marines were to land in the relevant area under the fire support of fighters and warships of the U.S. and south Korean puppet forces and then move to the target area to capture and secure the beachhead and fulfill their mission. Finally, it was a war drill for aggression to occupy the DPRK's territory through preemptive attack from A to Z.

Meanwhile, two B-52H nuclear strategic bombers of the U.S. air force flew into the air of the Korean peninsula again on March 30 to openly pose a threat to the DPRK. At the same time, the chief of the carrier strike group and other warmongers told with bluff that they have various means and can mount attack in any sphere.

And stealth fighters from the U.S. Navy's amphibious assaulting ship Makin Island conducted a drill for striking ground targets in the sky above Kangwon Province of south Korea from March 30 to April 1.

The U.S. plans to stage another joint naval drill in the East Sea of Korea next week with the involvement of the U.S.-Japan-south Korea three-party naval forces, including U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Nimitz which entered into the Pusan operation base on March 28.

The U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces are openly crying out for the "occupation of Pyongyang" and "beheading operation", which they had secretly pushed forward in the past for fear, and getting hell-bent on the drill to carry them into practice. This shows that their hostile acts against the DPRK have reached the worst phase.

This being a hard fact, those of the defense and state departments of the U.S. have parroted that the military drills with south Korea are defensive and routine ones that have lasted for a long time. But, they can never conceal with such veils as "defensive" and "routine" their aggressive colors as provocateurs and the fact that the current exercises are a deliberate military action prompted by their sinister scheme and option to wreck peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the region.

The U.S. and the south Korean puppets openly announced that they would lead the recent war exercises to the largest-ever "combined joint firepower annihilation drill" in forthcoming June with involvement of all the ground, naval and air combined forces and latest weapons. This reminds the people and army of the DPRK of June 1950 when they had to be subject to war calamity, and further arousing their high vigilance.

The U.S. and its followers should never forget the fact that their rival state has possessed the nuclear attack capability in practice as well as the characteristics of the people and army of the DPRK which do not make empty talk.

Now that the U.S. and the south Korean puppets have openly made a military provocation to the DPRK, the latter's option will be in conformity with it.

It will be quite clear how the DPRK's nukes will be used if the war deterrence does not work on those who are running amuck, not being afraid of nuclear weapons.

They should think twice to truly avoid unlucky catastrophe and should be mindful that they will have to pay dearly for their rash acts.

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