Kim Jong Il's Feats in Building DPRK into Military Power
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il visited the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su Guards 105th Tank Division of the Korean People's Army (KPA) on August 25, Juche 49 (1960), which signaled the beginning of the Songun (military-first) leadership in the DPRK.
In his Songun leadership, he always put military affairs above anything else under any circumstances.
He constantly paid great efforts to building the KPA into an army serving the leader and the Workers' Party of Korea and playing a big role in accomplishing the cause of Juche and building a prosperous nation.
KPA has now turned into a main driving force in speeding up the development of the country.
He steadfastly took to the principle of self-reliance in bolstering up the nation's defence capabilities, thus further developing the local defense industry, which was founded by President Kim Il Sung.
He made ceaseless inspection tours of KPA units.
It is one of his greatest feats in the Songun leadership that he turned the DPRK into a nuclear state.
DPRK's stand of reacting to the U.S. tough policy with tougher one is based on its strong military power.
His Songun leadership has now been creditably carried forward by the dear respected Kim Jong Un.
Under Kim Jong Un's leadership, DPRK's military might is growing stronger.
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