Pyongyang, May 13 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and Japan have recently revised the "defense cooperation guidelines".
The guidelines specify operations of the U.S. forces and the Japan
"Self-Defense Forces" (SDF), their intelligence sharing, logistic
support and sharing of their roles in contingency.
What is noteworthy is that they have been revised under the pretext
of coping with the DPRK's military "threat" and "provocations".
They were laid down in 1978 for the first time, presupposing
"invasion by the Soviet Union." They were revised in 1997 under the
pretext of coping with the ballistic missiles of the DPRK, contingency
on the Korean peninsula, etc.
This time the U.S. and Japan cited the DPRK's military "threat"
including its ballistic missiles as major pretexts for revising the
The U.S. secretary of Defense and Japan's minister of Defense in a
joint press conference blared that they needed a new level of alliance
to cope with diverse security threats including provocations of north
This is no more than shameless rhetoric aimed to cover up the real nature of the tightened alliance for aggression and war.
The guidelines are a product of the scenario of the U.S. and
Japanese reactionaries to carry out their strategy for stifling the DPRK
and invading Asia through their military nexus.
The gravity of the guidelines is to expand the sphere of overseas military operations of the SDF.
The guidelines call for expanding the sphere of joint military
operations of the SDF and U.S. forces worldwide by revising the
geographical conception of "situation in surrounding areas" as the
"situation exerting major influence" which poses potential threat to
peace and security of Japan.
They allow Japan to dispatch SDF anytime in contingency on the
Korean peninsula for joint military operations with the U.S. forces.
The U.S. secretary of Defense said the core of the new guidelines
eliminated the geographical limit to the U.S.-Japan military
cooperation, adding that cooperation between the two countries would
escalate into internet and space.
The revised guidelines would result in increasing the danger of a
nuclear war on the Korean peninsula and putting peace and security in
Northeast Asia at great peril.
They make it possible for the SDF to openly advance into the
peninsula in a bid to realize its ambition for overseas expansion under
the zealous patronage of the U.S.
The structure of confrontation in the region including the peninsula
is gaining in depth and the danger of a new arms race and military
conflict is increasing due to the war policy pursued by the U.S. and the
policy of Japan, its ally.
Those who revised the guidelines had better drop their short-sighted way of thinking.
The alliance for war will bring nothing but disaster. -0