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Bolstering Military Power for Self-Defence Called for

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

   Pyongyang, August 30 (KCNA) -- The sovereignty of a country and nation can be firmly defended only when they bolster the self-defensive capability to be strong enough to decisively frustrate the imperialists' moves for aggression, interference and war. Rodong Sinmun today observes this in a signed article. It goes on:
    To increase the military capability for self-defence provides a sure guarantee for defending sovereignty.
    The imperialists regard the military muscle as a basic means for attaining their hegemonic purpose.
    It is a brigandish logic for them to claim that strength precisely means justice. It is also their calculation that it is possible to dominate the world only by force.
    No one is more foolish than one expecting others to protect one's security and sovereignty with a fence-sitting attitude though the imperialists try to hurt one with swords.
    The people full of firm confidence in their might, the validity of their cause and its sure victory never get scared before the formidable imperialists but fight against them till victory.
    History proves that a nation with weak military muscle can never foil the imperialists' moves for aggression and war.
    The rise or fall of a country and a nation depends on its military capability for self-defence. It is, therefore, most important to channel great efforts into increasing the military power. If a country remains weak due to the failure to build strong military capability for self-defence, it cannot defend its sovereignty no matter how strong it is in its desire for independence and no matter how high it is in national self-respect.
    The reality of the DPRK, in which the Korean people have honorably protected the dignity and sovereignty of the nation in the military stand-off with the U.S. imperialists, holding high the banner of Songun, eloquently proves that bolstering military power for self-defence provides the best way of defending the sovereignty.
    The strong military power for self-defence built by the DPRK serves as the key to winning a victory in the stand-off between the DPRK and the U.S. and a decisive guarantee for defending socialism.
    It is the most important national affair to increase the military power for self-defence.
    The countries which value independence should bear this truth in mind, build up the self-reliant national defense industry and bolster the military power for self-defence in order to protect their sovereignty and peace.

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