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KCNA on Reorganization of U.S. Troops in S. Korea

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- The commander of the U.S. second division in south Korea when interviewed by the Stars and Stripes recently said that the majority of his division would be converted into a combat division with increased air and artillery power by this summer strong enough to execute a long-range operation single-handedly. He disclosed that one combat brigade equipped with heavy weapons has already been organized and there has begun the work to create a multi-mission air brigade, adding that a battalion-size special unit is expected to emerge within a few months to come.
    This would drastically increase the strike and mobile capability of the division and turn it into a super division, the first of its kind in the world, as it would be equipped with preemptive nuclear strike means which earned an ill-fame as up-to-date lethal weapons in the Iraqi and Afghan wars. This clearly proves that the reorganization of the division is a very dangerous military step to convert it into one capable of mounting a more rapid and accurate preemptive attack on the DPRK, ensure its qualitative military edge and contain the DPRK by force.
    The U.S. has reorganized its forces more than once. But this reorganization has neither led to drastically reducing its forces in south Korea nor resulted in easing tension and bringing peace to Korea. Every reorganization farce offered an opportunity of reinforcing its troops, raising their qualitative level and escalating the war moves.
    The U.S. intends to form independent infantry, air force, engineering and artillery brigades under the pretext of the renewed "reorganization". It also seeks to convert the division, nearly half of its forces in south Korea, into a super division with strong air and artillery power. This indicates fresh forward-deployment and beefing up of its troops to preempt an attack on the DPRK at any cost.
    These moves of the U.S. are one more open challenge and a serious provocation against the Koreans who have exerted sincere efforts for the detente on the Korean Peninsula and a peaceful solution to the nuclear issue.
    Aggression and war are what keeps the U.S. alive. By stepping up the reorganization of the forces in south Korea the U.S. seeks a foolish aim to enhance their capability to expand the scope of operation to areas around the Korean Peninsula any moment, going beyond the boundary of the DPRK, and thus hold military supremacy in Northeast Asia. Northeast Asia is a key front and region for the U.S. in implementing its strategy to dominate the world in the 21st century. That's why the U.S. bellicose forces are desperately working to reorganize all their forces in south Korea including the division and convert them into modern forces for mobile and long-range operations.
    These facts show how just the DPRK was when it had access to nuclear weapons. This proves that its nukes serve as strong deterrent for preventing the outbreak of a new war in the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Northeast Asia and preserving peace there.
    The U.S. is gravely mistaken.
    It should clearly understand that the reorganization of its troops and its moves to provoke a war against the DPRK will invite its self-destruction as they would push the situation to confrontation and war.
    It should not reorganize its troops but withdraw them from south Korea to the last man at an early date and stop at once its reckless arms buildup and joint military exercises against the north.

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