Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) — The United States is seeking the reform of the U.S. 8th Army Command in South Korea into a Field Army Command.
Pyongyang-based newspapers take a serious view of this ill-boding military move.
Rodong Sinmun in a commentary today says the reform is just aimed at provoking a war in korea and, to this end, turning the commanding system into a more integrated and well-regulated system and further increasing combat capability of the U.S. troops in South Korea. This is a clear proof that the U.S. war scenario is being carried into action, it stresses.
We view this military step as very dangerous move to put the South Korea-based U.S. troops in war posture, the paper says.
It goes on:
With the situation being brought to the brink of war, we cannot but continue attaching importance to military. Nobody should argue for and against this policy.
Minju Joson warned in a commentary on Jan. 17:
We cannot but take countermeasures now that the United States continues seeking to stifle the DPRK.
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