DPRK top leader watches landing, anti-landing drills
People's Daily Online
(Xinhua) 13:25, March 20, 2016
PYONGYANG, March 20 -- Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), watched recent military maneuvers involving landing and anti-landing, the KCNA news agency reported on Sunday.
Taking part in the drills were surface ships of the East Sea fleet of the navy, aircraft from the Second Air Division of the air and anti-air force, and artillery sub-units of the 7th Corps and the 108th Motorized Infantry Division, according to the KCNA.
Satisfied with the exercises, the DPRK leader ordered to intensify training of the Korean People's Army (KPA) with DPRK-style idea and tactics to strengthen coastal defense, said the KCNA, without disclosing the exact dates and venue of the military drills.
On March 12, South Korea and the United States carried out the Sangyong amphibious assault drill as a major part of OPLAN 5015 which reportedly aims at removing the DPRK headquarters and destroying the DPRK's "weapons of mass destruction."
In response, the KPA General Staff ordered that the first combined task units in the eastern, central and western sectors of the front be ready for "preemptive retaliatory strikes" at the enemies.
On March 7, South Korea and the United States kicked off joint military exercises code-named "Key Resolve" and "Foal Eagle," which runs through April 30.
The U.S. and South Korean military drills, which are reported to be the largest-ever in scale and with the most advanced weapons, have been strongly condemned by the DPRK, which claims that the drills are rehearsals for northward invasion.
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