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KCNA Blasts Military Adventure of U.S. and South Korean Warmongers

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

   Pyongyang, August 18 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and south Korean warlike forces are going to stage "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises in south Korea despite the repeated warnings of the DPRK. The exercises will be staged for 12 days beginning on Aug. 21 allegedly to help "the U.S. troops and south Korean army get familiar with cooperation procedures in contingency on the Korean Peninsula." They will be participated in by more than 8,000 U.S. troops including the overseas-based forces and hundreds of thousands of south Korean servicepersons as well as latest war means.
    The joint military exercises are another grave military provocation to the DPRK. They are nothing but a very dangerous military adventure driving the situation of the Korean Peninsula to the brink of a war as they are to take place at a time when the war moves of the U.S. and its allies to stifle the DPRK have reached an extreme phase.
    The U.S. and the south Korean military authorities describe the exercises as "annual ones" as they used to do so in a bid to cover up their aggressive nature. But what matters are that they have been repeated in a systematic manner.
    It is open secret that the joint military exercises that started in the mid-1970s have been staged for the purpose of renewing and rounding off the "OPLAN 5027," a scenario to invade the north, at the phase of its implementation.
    The line of counterattack in the "OPLAN 5027" went beyond the 38th parallel in 1994 for the first time through such experimental stages as "Ulji Focus Lens." It was revised into one for toppling the regime of the DPRK through all-out invasion in 1998 and renewed into one for mounting a preemptive attack on the nuclear facilities in the DPRK in 2002, bringing its provocative and aggressive nature into bolder relief.
    The "Team Spirit" joint military exercises were suspended in the 1990s as they were denounced by the world for being a test war against the north. The U.S. has filled up the "vacancy" made by the "Team Spirit" by staging the "Ulji Focus Lens" on a larger scale.
    No one can vouch that the "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises will not develop into a war on the Korean Peninsula in view of their aggressive nature and the bellicose true colors of the U.S. rulers.
    The U.S. military threat to the DPRK is not a fiction but a reality at hand.
    The U.S. is driving the situation on the Korean Peninsula to an extreme pitch of tension while hyping up "threat" from the DPRK and working hard to kick up a row for international pressure upon it. What remains to be done by it now is to go into action.
    "Ulji Focus Lens" go to clearly prove that the U.S. attempt to provoke the second Korean war has entered the practical phase of implementation.
    The tense situation on the Korean Peninsula has not yet led to an all-out war because the DPRK has kept the balance of strength by building powerful war deterrent to cope with the U.S. threat.
    This is greatly conducive to maintaining stability in Northeast Asia, too.
    It was quite right for the army and people of the DPRK to have bolstered the war deterrent for self-defence in every way.

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