Kim Jong Un ordered the highest level of combat readiness to the North Korean army

This year's joint US-South Korean military maneuvers, which began on Monday in southern South Korea, involved twice as many forces as compared to last year's exercises

by Sededin Dedovic
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Kim Jong Un ordered the highest level of combat readiness to the North Korean army
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The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, recently issued an order during an inspection of one of the key military bases in the west of the country, to introduce the highest level of combat readiness of the North Korean troops.

This important decision comes at a time when tensions on the Korean Peninsula are escalating again, sending a clear signal that North Korea will not tolerate any threats to its security. According to a report by the state news agency KCNA, Kim insisted that the military be fully prepared for a possible conflict.

The inspection of the military base, the exact location of which has not been revealed to the public, followed immediately after the start of annual joint military exercises between the US and South Korean forces, which further prompted a sharp reaction from the North Korean leader.

This year's joint US-South Korean military exercises, which began on Monday in the south of the Korean peninsula, involve twice the number of forces compared to last year. This increased military activity by America and its allies from South Korea provoked a reaction from the leader of North Korea, who made it clear that his country would respond to any threat to its sovereignty.

KCNA further reports Kim's words in which he emphasizes that it is imperative for the North Korean military to dynamically carry out new and intensified war preparations in accordance with the current situation. "Our military should constantly intensify wartime exercises and rapidly upgrade its combat capabilities to perfect readiness for real war," the North Korean leader said.

Although Kim did not directly mention the military drills between US and South Korean forces, he did supervise his troops as they conducted maneuvers in simulated wartime conditions. This show of military power is intended not only to boost the confidence of North Korean soldiers, but also to send a clear message to the world that North Korea will not hesitate to confront any threats that could endanger its security.

In the context of growing geopolitical tensions around the world, these events represent an additional incentive for the global community to carefully monitor the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

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