U. S. Intensified Moves for Preemptive Nuclear Strike at DPRK Under Fire

Pyongyang, December 18 (Korean Central News Agency)

The U.S. imperialist aggressors have frantically intensified aerial espionage against the DPRK and massively deployed ultra-modern military hardware in and around south Korea this year. According to information available, the U.S. imperialists committed at least 2,100 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK for the last 11months of the year by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions.

Most of the espionage committed this year was carried out by U-2 and overseas-based RC-135, E-3 and EP-3. They shipped into south Korea dozens of high-tech M1-A1 Abrams tanks and deployed them in the area near the Military Demarcation Line from the outset of the year. They additionally deployed ultra-modern long-distance striking means including B-52 in their bases for aggression around south Korea.

In the wake of their deployment of more than 10 F-117 Stealth fighter-bombers in an air force base in Kunsan, south Korea after their participation in the "reception, staging, onward-movement and integration exercise" they brought two battalions of "PAC-3" to Kwangju, south Korea, from Texas State and B-52 and B-1 long-distance strategic bombers to Guam.

They transferred a squadron of F-15E of the U.S. air force to south Korea from Alaska in the middle of September and deployed Aegis destroyers equipped with an ultra-modern missile system belonging to their 7th Fleet in the East Sea of Korea from October 1 to be ready to go into action. This is just a few examples of their massing of ultra-modern military hardware in south Korea and the areas around it.

All these facts go to clearly prove that the U.S. loudmouthed "six-party talks" and "negotiated settlement of the nuclear issue" are nothing but a window-dressing to cover up its bellicose nature and it is, in actuality, stepping up its preparations for a nuclear war against the DPRK.