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Frequent War Exercises Bound to Lead to War

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

    Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- Thick clouds of war are hovering over the Korean peninsula again. The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean bellicose forces started large-scale joint military maneuvers, a combination of reception, staging, onward-movement and integration exercise (RSOI) and Foal Eagle military drill against the DPRK, in south Korea on March 19.
    The maneuvers of offensive nature are an enlarged version of the "Team Spirit" joint military exercises which had been held for nearly 20 years from 1976.
    The "Team Spirit", a test nuclear war and preliminary war against the DPRK, was suspended by the demand and pressure of the Korean people and the international community in 1994.
    Even after the suspension of the "Team Spirit", the U.S. and south Korean authorities have included its function in other large-scale joint military exercises and staged combined offensive maneuvers against the DPRK without interruption.
    The "RSOI", which started in 1994, is aimed at enhancing the maneuverability of the reinforced U.S. forces to be deployed on the Korean peninsula and perfecting a joint operation of the U.S. and south Korean forces against the north in an "emergency".
    The "Foal Eagle", which has been staged annually from 1961, is a typical nuclear offensive exercise to surprise the strategic depth of the DPRK.
    In recent years, however, they have staged these two exercises in a combination which is similar with the "Team Spirit".
    They are now preparing for an invasion of the DPRK irrespective of times and seasons. They stage the "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" in the first half of the year and "Ulji-focus Lens" joint military exercises in the latter half, thus completing their strategy of preemptive attack on the DPRK.
    Anti-U.S. sentiments are growing stronger among the army and people of the DPRK. They are now taking all necessary steps including bolstering of its nuclear arsenal to cope with the extremely dangerous moves of the United States.

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