Kim Jong Il inspects Guard Seoul Ryu Gyong Su Tank Division 105 of the KPA

honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment



Defender of Peace and Justice


The Korean War in the early 1950s has not come to an end; hostilities alone have been temporarily suspended between the Democratic People¡¯s Republic of Korea and the United States according to the Armistice Agreement. That is why the Korean Peninsula has remained one of the hottest spots in the world for over a half a century. In recent years alone, the situation in the region was driven to the verge of hair-trigger crisis many times.

However, another Korean war has not broken out. This is attributable to Kim Jong Il, supreme leader of the Democratic People¡¯s Republic of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission.



 He was acclaimed as the chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People¡¯s Republic of Korea on April 9, 1993 during the ¡°first nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula¡±, that is, not long after the end of a worldwide political earthquake like the collapse of socialism in the then Soviet Union and other countries in the East Europe. On July 8, 1994, the Korean people suffered the greatest loss-the unexpected demise of President Kim Il Sung, the founder of the DPRK. Worse still, unprecedentedly severe natural calamities swept the country. Yelling for delight that it was the golden opportunity to suffocate the DPRK, the US launched extreme offensives against it in every sector of politics, the military and the economy and culture. On January 1, 1995, Kim Jong Il inspected a unit of the Korean People¡¯s Army, which was his first official movement as the supreme leader of the DPRK in the first year after the President passed away. It was also an official movement done amid various conjectures on the future of the DPRK and his political direction. Many people of the world could realize through his inspection of the army unit as his first official movement in 1995 his will to defend the peace on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia and maintain for ever the socialist society-chosen by the Korean people themselves-by further strengthening the KPA so as to cope squarely with the aggressive attempt of the US.


By strengthening the military power

 Posing as the ¡°only superpower¡± in the world after the end of the cold war, the United States did it could to suffocate the DPRK. This can be proved by the fact that America made public ¡°OPLAN 5027¡± for a second Korean war in the latter half of the 1990s. Particularly, with the advent of the new century, the Bush administration threatened to make a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK, labeling the country as a ¡°rogue state¡± and part of the ¡°axis of evil¡±. Over the last 10-odd years, the US ceaselessly watched for a chance to start a war while frequently waging large-scale military exercises with huge forces. If the DPRK showed even a trace of weakness, the Northeast Asian region including the Korean Peninsula would have turned into a war theater in a moment.

However, things did not go as the US had expected because Chairman Kim Jong Il, the defender of peace of Korea and justice, strengthened the combat power of the KPA in every way through his inspection of many army units from the front line to solitary islands. From 1995 to 2001, for example, he inspected as army as 814 units of the KPA. Nearly half of his official movements in 2007 were geared to his inspection of army units and military-related establishments. Consequently, the Korean People¡¯s Army was further strengthened into a force invincible politico-ideologically, militarily and technically. And the Korean people came to have a reliable war deterrent for frustrating any invasion from abroad.


By strengthening overall national power

 Kim Jong Il administered Songun politics in an all-round way so as to meet the US hard line with a harder line, and finally in the latter of the 1990s, he defined the politics as the main political mode of socialism.

Songun politics not only wards off the war threats on the Korean Peninsula and guarantees its lasting peace by strengthening the DPRK¡¯s military power in every way but also makes it possible to remarkably build up its overall national power by putting forward the army as the driving force of the socialist cause. In the latter half of the 1990s when the country was suffering the worst ever ordeals the KPS soldiers carried out the most difficult and important tasks such as the large-scale construction of the Anbyon Youth Power Station, thus making breakthrough in the economic construction. The ¡°revolutionary soldier spirit¡± demonstrated by the soldiers rapidly spread throughout the country followed by wonderful progresses in the overall socialist construction this can be seen through the fact that over 60 000 main construction projects were completed and the strong foundation for the building of an economic power has been laid over the last 10-odd years.

Now it is in the run-up to the building of a great, prosperous and powerful nation, and who will dare to attack the country which survived the lethal oppression in its worst ever condition?

Respects to Chairman Kim Jong Il of the National Defense Commission who is defending peace and justice by dint of Songun politics.