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KCNA Commentary on U.S. Arms Buildup

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

Pyongyang, September 19 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is busy pushing ahead with the moves to build up its arms.

Shortly ago, the U.S. Navy announced that it would additionally deploy newly built Virginia-class attack nuclear submarine Illinois in Asia- Pacific. In its wake it opened to public its plan to equip aircraft belonging to the U.S. marines with laser weapons.

The Missile Defense Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense disclosed that it would put missile detectors into the space and allocate 400 million U.S. dollars for their development and test.

The U.S. arms buildup is aimed to physically and thoroughly contain regional powers in a bid to carry out its strategy to dominate the world.

At present, the U.S. regards the Asia-Pacific region as the main front of realizing the strategy of its hegemony.

It is the U.S. calculation that establishing its control over the Asia-Pacific region will lead to the implementation of the world strategy as big powers, potential rivals are concentrated in the region and it has the biggest population and leading economic potentials.

The U.S. has unchallenged military edge over Russia and China in the region by reinforcing such strategic assets as nuclear strategic bombers, nuclear submarines and THAAD. Consequently it is bringing a new Cold War era and nuclear arms race.

This is evidenced by the assertions made by the U.S. administration and military as regards the arms buildup.

The director of the Missile Defense Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense underscored the need to put missile detectors into the orbit of the space, noting that regional powers are making increased efforts to develop ultra supersonic missiles.

The director of the Underwater Operation Bureau of the U.S. Navy claimed that it is more urgent to boost the underwater striking capability such as that of Illinois under the situation that potential rivals are developing new type weapons and sound detecting technology at a fast tempo and deploying for actual battle precision guided ship-to-ship missile with the firing range of more than 900 miles.

World military experts commented that the U.S. arms buildup will bring big burden to China and other big powers.

As was reported, the U.S. is the chief criminal pushing the regional situation to the brink of a war and posing a threat to global peace and security.

This being a hard reality, the U.S. insists its arms buildup and war drills are aimed to "preserve peace". This is hypocrisy and mockery of the international community.

The people in the region are following the ever more escalating U.S. military action with vigilance and strongly reacting against it.

The U.S. arms buildup for realizing its anachronistic ambition for world domination would only invite stronger military counteraction of the regional countries. -0-

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