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Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan Assailed

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

   Pyongyang, November 15 (KCNA) -- The ulterior motive of the U.S. and Japan behind their moves to step up the U.S.-Japan military integration under the pretext of realignment of the U.S. forces in Japan is to hold military supremacy in Northeast Asia, says Minju Joson Tuesday in a signed commentary. The U.S. and Japan have reached a basic agreement on the issue of the realignment of the U.S. forces in Japan recently, the commentary observes, and goes on:
    At present the U.S. regards it as a key link in the chain of its moves for carrying out its strategy for dominating Asia-Pacific and, furthermore, the rest of the world to hold military supremacy in Northeast Asia where big countries are located. It, therefore, feels the need to prevent a new military power from emerging in the region under any circumstances.
    Hence, the U.S. has opted for implementing "its strategy of deterring China" in recent years, floating the fiction of "threat from China". It is putting forward Japan as a major ally so that it may play a role in carrying out Washington's new military strategy.
    The U.S. is keen to retain a tight military hold on Japan so that it may effectively use Japan for implementing its Asia-Pacific strategy. To this end, the U.S. is egging Japan on to closely combine the commanding system between the U.S. forces in Japan and the Japan "Self-Defence Forces" (SDF) and commit itself to render logistic support to them including intelligence gathering and the transport of materiel and cooperate in the establishment of the missile defence system (MD).
    By holding military supremacy in the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Northeast Asia the U.S. seeks to create favorable conditions for realizing its strategy for world domination. Precisely for this reason it is busy with the military coordination in this region and straining the situation. This goes to prove that the U.S. is chiefly to blame for disturbing peace and stability and upsetting the strategic balance in Northeast Asia.

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