The 8th U.S. Army in south Korea took part in a recent U.S.-Japan joint military maneuver staged in Japan.
This was part of the U.S. scenario for “strategic flexibility” aimed at maintaining and expanding its military domination over Asia-Pacific by using its forces present in south Korea in even the areas beyond the boundary of the Korean Peninsula.
Last year, the U.S. set up in Hawaii a new command post for rapid deployment force capable of hurling thousands of troops within 48 hours in case of “contingency” on the peninsula and other areas. The right to use troops of the 8th U.S. Army, the core of the U.S. forces in south Korea, was transferred to the Commander of the U.S. Army in the Pacific from the commander of the U.S. forces present in south Korea.
This should not be overlooked as it is a move pursuant to the U.S. forces’ strategy for using the 8th U.S. Army as a flexible task force in Asia-Pacific.
The “strategic flexibility” pursued by the U.S. is a military strategy, a war strategy for realizing its invariable ambition to put the Asia-Pacific including the whole of the Korean Peninsula under its military control with south Korea as a stronghold.
The keynote of the U.S. “strategic flexibility” is to keep the U.S. forces present in different parts of the world ready to rapidly cope with any “contingency” in any region including that on the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. scenario to increase the role of its forces in south Korea is designed, in the final analysis, to intensify the moves for a new war of aggression in the peninsula and its vicinity.
The U.S. warlike forces regard the Asia-Pacific as a key to carrying out their strategy for world domination.
The U.S. keeps deploying high-tech military hardware in this region while intensifying joint military drills with forces of its allies. This development indicates its intention to contain and pressurize other powers and stifle its “rivals” through collective military actions by putting the Asia-Pacific under its military control.
Consequently, there is more acute military tension in the peninsula and the rest of the Asia-Pacific than in any other regions of the world, putting peace and stability in the region at great peril.
Many countries and nations in the Asia-Pacific are taking the road of independence.
No country in the region allows the U.S. hegemonic position.
The U.S. scenario for realizing its strategy for supremacy is bound to go bust.
Pyongyang, February 8 (KCNA)