Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) -- At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee held on July 9 the informally designated chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff asserted that the DPRK, Russia and other countries are "principal foes" of the U.S. and the world and the DPRK's development of nukes and missiles pose direct threat to south Korea and Japan.
On July 1 Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of
Staff, in a report on the 2015 national military strategy claimed that
the DPRK, Russia and China are "trying to change the major phase of the
international order and moving to threaten the national security of the
The nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities of the DPRK will not
only pose direct threat to south Korea and Japan but threaten even the
U.S. mainland some day, Dempsey added.
Their remarks only reflected Washington's sinister design to contain
the major powers in Asia-Pacific by pushing ahead with its
pivot-to-Asia-Pacific strategy, noisily trumpeting about its bankrupt
story about "threat from north Korea."
Washington has remained unchanged in its wild ambition to carry out its strategy for dominating the Asia-Pacific region.
Washington is stepping up its work for laying a military and
strategic siege to Russia and China under the pretext of coping with the
"military threat" and "provocation" from the DPRK, pursuant to its
policy for containing them.
An expert on U.S. defense and diplomatic matters asserted that the
U.S. "strategy for rebalancing power in Asia-Pacific" is generally aimed
to keep its rule over the region.
Washington works hard to ward off the ever-increasing military
influence of Russia and China over the region and meet its interests in
the Asia-Pacific by force of arms.
To this end, it expanded the sphere of the cooperation between the
U.S. forces and the Japan "Self-Defense Forces" to cover the whole world
through the re-amendment to the "U.S.-Japan defense cooperation
guidelines" and is getting zealous in its moves to deploy THAAD in south
The U.S. is building the biggest-ever military bases in Asia-Pacific
since the end of World War II as part of its scenario for carrying out
its Asia-Pacific policy.
The U.S. scenario is to keep the highest readiness in the region
regardless of budget. It keeps 60 percent of its naval forces in the
region and at least 300 warships or 60 percent of the warships in the
Pacific and additionally deployed 4 submarines on Guam.
The U.S. is reportedly to respectively dispatch a nuclear-powered
submarine and a destroyer to Guam and Japan and deploy various war
hardware including long-range drones on Guam till 2017.
Nonsensical is the U.S. claim that the arms buildup is to cope with
the "threat" from the DPRK. It only brings to light Washington's failure
in its anachronistic strategy.
The present international order is in the process of multi-polarization while the U.S. hegemonic position is declining.
Countries in Asia-Pacific including big powers are countering with a
tough stand the U.S. moves to beef up its forces in the region,
regarding them as a red line in the sphere of strategic security.
Gone are the days when a specified country could control world politics.
The U.S. had better drop its ambition for hegemony as it is against
the on-going trend of the times when all countries and nations are
achieving development with equal rights. -0-