KCNA on U.S.-Japan military nexus

Korean News, 11 September 2001

Pyongyang, September 11 (KCNA)—U.S. State Secretary Powell at a meeting held on Sept. 8 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Japan-U.S. security pact said that powerful U.S.-Japan military alliance is essential for pursuance of the U.S. East Asia policy concerning China and North Korea. Earlier, high-ranking officers of the U.S. military flew Japan and underscored the importance of military tie-up between the U.S. and Japan and the Japanese authorities hailed it.

Why are the U.S. and the Japanese authorities clamouring for the strengthening of military alliance all of a sudden?

Celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the security pact turned out to be a serious point at issue. The U.S. attempt to convert Japan, its junior, into a military power and use it in establishing its military domination over the East Asian region fell in line with Japan's intention to become a leader of the region with the backing of the U.S.

The U.S. strategy for world domination is, in general, to blockade and collapse those independent countries disobedient to its domination and militarize its satellite countries to use them as a means of domination and interference. Typical of it is the U.S.-Japan relations, their military nexus in particular.

Japan, a war criminal state, was not allowed internationally to rearm itself after its defeat in the war.

But it has been rapidly rearmed under the Japan-U.S. security pact and U.S. care. and it has played the role of a shock brigade in implementing the U.S. strategy for domination over East Asia.

The Japanese authorities are now so actively welcoming the U.S. attempt in a bid to use the U.S. patronage and support as an opportunity for its second rearming to become a perfect military giant.

Never should it go unnoticed that Powell underscored the need to find a way of coping with north Korea's possible challenges, while clamouring for strengthened bilateral military tie-up.

This is little short of openly calling for defining the DPRK as the no. 1 enemy and isolating and stifling the DPRK with Japan as a shock brigade.

Now that the purpose pursued by the U.S. and Japan in strengthening military nexus has become clear, the DPRK can not but take a strong measure for self-defence and surrounding countries are also compelled to take a corresponding countermeasure.