The Seventh Enlarged Meeting of the Eighth Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea was held at the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on the 9th.
The respected Comrade
Present at the meeting were members of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea. Also on hand as observers were commanders of the services, the frontline corps and units in charge of important missions of the Korean People's Army and senior officials of the departments concerned of the Party Central Committee.
The meeting analyzed the military moves of the aggravators of the situation disturbing peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and decided offensive military countermeasures to strictly contain them.
It discussed as a major agenda item issues on getting full preparations for war to neutralize the enemy's attack with overpowering strategic deterrent at one stroke and take all-out military offensives in case of emergency.
It examined the composition of strengthened frontline operation groups and their tasks for dominating and destroying the enemy with overwhelming strategic and tactical superiority and military force and sincerely studied and discussed the military measures on diversifying the operational execution capacity of the frontline units and mapping out more detailed operational plan.
The Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea, on the basis of the result of the discussion, issued guideline for major military actions according to the expanded and changed operational theatre and operational plans of the frontline units of the Korean People's Army and adopted with unanimous approval the military practical issues on making combat exercises pursuant to the new strategic missions and getting constant operational preparedness and the decisions concerned.
At the meeting, he profoundly reviewed and analyzed the present situation on the Korean peninsula and made a historic conclusion on further speeding up the war preparations of the army.
He said what is important in realizing the strategic military intention of the Party Central Committee to deter the enemy's military action beforehand and destroy all sorts of offensive actions in case of war is to have the strong army. He stressed the need to get much more powerful striking means for carrying out the mission of war deterrent and constantly deploy them.
He said practical exercises for efficiently operating the deployed latest arms and equipment should be conducted so that they can fully display their effectiveness and combat posture be always maintained to drastically improve the war capacity of the army.
Noting that missions of the munitions factories are very important in strengthening the People's Army in military technique, he said all the factories and enterprises in the field of munitions industry must largely increase the production of different kinds of arms in accordance with the modernized operational demand of the army. He presented the tasks for creating arms production capacity and the production goals.
The meeting discussed an organizational issue. General Pak Su Il, Chief of the General Staff, was released from the office and Vice-Marshal Ri Yong Gil appointed as the Chief of the General Staff. Some major commanding members were released and newly appointed.
Also discussed at the meeting were an issue on making good preparations for military parade of the militia for celebrating the 75th founding anniversary of the DPRK and series of important tasks facing the armed forces of the Republic.