North Korea orders military to enter into “a wartime state”

North Korea orders military to enter into “a wartime state”

North Korea orders military to enter into “a wartime state”

Written by Tharushan Fernando

21 Aug, 2015 | 4:57 pm

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered that his front-line troops be ready for war.

With tensions running high between the North and the South, the announcement came subsequent to an exchange of artillery shells across the border.

The Norths official news agency KCNA stated that the order came after an emergency meeting of the Central Military Commission which is chaired by Kim Jong-Un himself, on Thursday, (20th August)

During the meeting, Kim ordered front-line, combined units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) to “enter a wartime state” from Friday 5 p.m. local time (08:00 GMT).

The combined units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) was ordered to enter a wartime state from Friday. According to KCNA the troops have been ordered to be fully battle ready to launch surprise operations while the entire front-line should be placed in a “semi-war state.

Source: SkyNews (http://news.sky.com/story/1539257/north-korea-prepares-for-war-as-missiles-moved)

Source: SkyNews (http://news.sky.com/story/1539257/north-korea-prepares-for-war-as-missiles-moved)

According to South Korean Media it was the South’s blaring of Propaganda that triggered the initial attack from the North.

Sky News has stated that  “The North earlier threatened military action if the South did not stop pumping propaganda into the North across the border using loudspeakers by 5pm on Saturday Pyongyang time” and that “Propaganda vans with loudspeakers have been mobilized in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to broadcast the news that their country is on a war footing” as well.

Seoul began the broadcasts after claiming the North had laid land mines in the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone that maimed two of its soldiers on the 4th of August. The North has denied involvement in the incident

In response to the attack, South Korea has reportedly replied with dozens of 155-millimeter artillery rounds towards North Korea. State run South Korean KBS News quoted a South Korean military official saying that North Korea opened fire at around 4 pm local time (7pm GMT) on the western front.

At a time when cross-border tensions have been elevated as a result of the landmine attack, Yesterdays, August 20, shelling comes just days after it was announced that tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops will carry out a large-scale military exercise to simulate an all-out attack by North Korea.

According to South Korea’s defense ministry, surveillance equipment has detected the trajectories of suspected rockets and is investigating the incident. The ministry also stated that the South Korean military has stepped up its monitoring process and is closely watching the military movements of its neighboring North.

The DMZ or demilitarized zone is the product of the 1950-1953 Korean War also known by the North as the “Fatherland Liberation War”, which ended in armistice,and not a peace treaty which meant that the Korean Peninsula is still in a state of war. The United States of America along with the United nations allied itself with the South whereas the North was led backed by China and the Soviet Union and as a result N.Korea has been rallying itself around anti-western propaganda.

Source: TheHistoryChannel (On September 15, 1950, General MacArthur launched a surprise amphibious assault at the port of Inchon, South Korea, resulting in a decisive U.N. victory over the invading North Koreans. Within weeks, U.N. and South Korean forces had captured Seoul and cut off vital North Korean supply lines.)

Source: TheHistoryChannel
(On September 15, 1950, General MacArthur launched a surprise amphibious assault at the port of Inchon, South Korea, resulting in a decisive U.N. victory over the invading North Koreans. Within weeks, U.N. and South Korean forces had captured Seoul and cut off vital North Korean supply lines.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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