Pyongyang, August 30 (KCNA) -- The international community is concerned about the ever more frantic strategic weapons modernization and the arms buildup of the U.S.
Recently the U.S. military officials openly called for the
modernization of missile defence system in south Korea and, at the same
time, the Obama administration started the development of new type
weapons system including drone system for disturbance and seabed
unmanned combat system.
The director of the Missile Defense Agency of the U.S. clarified
that THAAD underwent 13 successful interception tests, adding that it
would conduct mid-range ballistic missile interception test from next
The Missile Defense Agency signed a development contract for
mounting several warheads on THAAD with military munitions companies
including Lockheed Martin Co., Boeing, etc. and officially made public a
plan to develop a sample by 2020.
This is part of reckless arms buildup of the U.S. eyeing an unchallenged military upper-hand over major big powers.
It is the U.S. calculation that it can not hold political and
military hegemony in the region without building MD and realizing
modernization of weaponry for neutralizing the rapidly developing
military attack capabilities of regional powers.
The Obama administration is, therefore, stepping up the development
of new weaponry including drone system for self-explosion and
disturbance, seabed unmanned combat system and laser weapon system for
guaranteeing its "unchallenged military upper-hand".
While keeping 60 percent of the troops of the U.S. navy in the
Asia-Pacific on a permanent basis, the U.S. is pressing for the
improvement of performance of already deployed strategic nuclear bombers
and nuclear missiles, as well as the development and deployment of high
performance laser gun, unmanned tactical vehicle, ultrasonic attack
After rounding off four-year development and test of the latest-type
nuclear bomb B61-12, it entered the phase of its trial production from
B61-12 or Smart A-bomb is part of the project for modernization of
nuclear weapons being pushed forward by the U.S. with the investment of
one trillion U.S. dollars for 30 years to come, 11 billion U.S. dollars
are reportedly to be spent for it.
The deployment and modernization of strategic weapons as evidenced
by the deployment of B61-12 for an actual war being pressed for by the
U.S. can not but spark off a fresh nuclear arms race among regional
The deputy secretary of Defence of the U.S. maintained that the
development of new type weapons system started by the Obama
administration has to be carried forward by the next administration in
order to preserve the U.S. military edge in the future, too.
All the countries aspiring after peace and security of the world
have to see through the essence of the U.S. moves for modernization of
armed forces and arms buildup and heighten the vigilance against them.