calendar>>October 16. 2023 Juche 112
KCNA Commentary on Japan's Dangerous Military Moves
Pyongyang, October 16 (KCNA) -- Japan completely took off its bothersome mask of "exclusive defense".

The Japanese defense minister on October 10 asserted that the deployment period of long-range missiles for the possession of the "capability of attacking enemy bases" directly giving a blow to the DPRK, China and other neighboring countries would be earlier.

On October 5, the minister visited the U.S. and begged it to provide its long-range cruise missile Tomahawk one year earlier than scheduled.

All the facts go to prove that Japan's military moves for reinvasion have reached a very grave phase.

As everybody knows, the "Self-Defense Forces" of Japan have long gone beyond the demand for "exclusive defense".

The yearly-increasing military expenditure, introduction of ultra-modern military hardware for attack including aircraft carrier and latest stealth fighters, the establishment of military operation posture in space, cyber and electromagnetic field, etc. are all aimed to carry out the war of aggression.

The large-scale military drills in the archipelago and at sea for steadily mastering and completing the offensive capabilities are an extension of its implementation.

Japan has already laid a springboard for expanding the sphere of the SDF's activities to the whole world and announced war guidelines specifying the possession of the "capability of attacking enemy bases" and the increase of the defense expenditure in the end of last year.

In order to realize its military ambition, Japan has interfered in the internal affairs of other countries and stepped up the overseas advance of the SDF, pursuant to the U.S. strategy for hegemony.

It has persistently caused friction with neighboring countries on the plea of territorial dominium, naval security and other issues and is openly staging multinational military drills at home and abroad under the pretext of tightening the alliance.

In last August Japan, together with the bosses of the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group, discussed at the Camp David Resort in the suburb of Washington that they would activate within the year a "data-sharing mechanism to exchange real-time missile warning data that would improve the detection and assessment of DPRK launches" and that tripartite military drills would be also arranged on an annual basis.

The "annual tripartite military drills" are little short of the "right to admit" to the Korean peninsula as it is a "legitimate pretext" for the SDF to master the drills for reinvasion of the Korean peninsula and be involved in the Korean front in contingency.

War state Japan's reinvasion is not a fiction but a reality.

Japan's war hysteria to repeat the time when it provoked the "Unyo-maru" incident in the last century and enforced the illegal "Kanghwa Island Treaty" and then incorporated the Tok Island into the "territory of Japan" and advanced to annexation of Korea, invasion of the continent and southern areas, has reached an extreme phase.

Japan's arrogant choice will create new challenges to its security and will result in escalating tension on the Korean peninsula and in the region.

Japan should not act rashly.

The armed forces of the DPRK, with the important mission to defend peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the region, are keenly watching every move of Japan, sworn enemy, to fly a war criminal flag on this land again while seeking the territory of Korea generation after generation, oblivious of the history of defeat.

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