He was accompanied by Marshal of the Korean People's Army Pak Jong Chon and General Kang Sun Nam, Minister of National Defence.
He was met by the Chief of the General Staff and the Director of the General Reconnaissance Bureau of the KPA at the commanding post.
The General Staff of the Korean People's Army, in response to the extremely provocative and dangerous large-scale combined exercises being staged by the United States and military ruffians of the "Republic of Korea" simulating an all-out war against the DPRK, has been organizing since August 29 the commanding exercises of the whole army and examining and inspecting the organization of the operation and commanding ability of the officers and staffs of the large combined units and combined units at all levels.
Hearing a report from the Chief of the General Staff on the expected actions of the enemy and our forces according to the time and period in case of war,
He familiarized himself with the intention of the staff of the exercises aimed at repulsing the surprise armed invasion of the enemy, switching over to an overall counterattack and occupying the whole area of south Korea and the operational combat plans of the staffs of the large combined units and combined units at all levels for its implementation. He also examined the operational plans of the General Staff including the plan on the use of frontline and strategic reserve artillery forces in case of emergency, the plan on the formation of the frontline in the enemy's rear and the plan on frustrating the involvement of overseas forces.
He stressed the need to deal a heavy blow at the warring potentiality of the enemy and war commanding centres of the enemy forces at the initial period of the operation and neutralize the commanding communication means to depress the enemy's spirit, confuse the combat actions and paralyse the war spirit and capacity of the enemy from early stage. He indicated in detail the tasks, principled demand and ways to be maintained by the People's Army in the future operational organization and command and war preparations.
Noting that the modern warfare is the confrontation of brains, he said the victory and defeat of the war are decided by the brains of the commanding officers before the fighting. He said all the commanding officers of the army must carry out in high intensity the exercise of the staffs and the exercise for the operational combat actions in a real war atmosphere in order to possess skilled organizing ability and outstanding commanding art and thoroughly prepare themselves as versatile fighters and fullfledged men of ability well versed in real war, not in exercise.
He said the military moves of the United States and the military hooligans of the "Republic of Korea" and frequently staged military exercises of different kinds clearly reveal their aggressive attempt against the DPRK and stressed once again the need to strictly resist them.