To promote friendship and solidarity with the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea and the Songun Idea
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
KCNA Commentary Slashes at U.S. Increase of Military Budget
Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- Recently, the U.S. House of
Representatives passed the "2018 bill on amendments to the National
Defense Authorization Act", which increased the next year's defense
budget to 700 billion US dollars.
According to the U.S. act on budget control instituted in 2011, the
annual defense budget should be limited to below 600 billion US dollars.
However, the Trump administration already increased the defense budget
by 54 billion US dollars in March this year and is about to increase it
dramatically next year.
What should never be overlooked is that the U.S. put up "nuclear and
missile threats from north Korea" as a pretext for the sharp increase of
its military spending.
The U.S. Lower House increased the budget for the Missile Defense Agency
under the Department of Defense to 12.3 billion US dollars under the
excuse of "nuclear and missile threats" from the DPRK. It decided to
allot a fabulous amount of money for deploying the missile interception
system targeting the DPRK and beefing up the U.S. forces in
Asia-Pacific, as evidenced by its deployment of 28 GBI ground-based
interceptor missiles in Alaska and nuclear-capable strategic bombers
near the Korean peninsula.
Such crazy act of the U.S. as spending astronomical funds for its
military in peacetime, not in wartime, in a bid to dominate the world
with absolute military edge is greatly concerning and stunning the
The U.S. has clearly revealed its true intention of hyping "nuclear and
missile threats" from the DPRK through the above-said "bill".
It is just a revelation of its brigandish design to dominate the world
by force and occupy at any cost the countries failing to kowtow to it by
military threats and aggression as it is aimed to invent a pretext for
increasing military expenditure to invade the DPRK and realize the
strategy for putting the whole world under control.
This is clearly proven by the racket of military threats being escalated
by the Trump administration, its development of new type nukes and
modernization of war hardware.
Asserting the security of the U.S. mainland can be ensured only when its
missile defense system is deployed on earth orbits, the U.S. even talks
about the resumption of the "star wars" project.
It even raised the "conception of comprehensive and immediate strike"
and is crying out for testing its main components in Korea soon.
According to reports of foreign media, Trump recently asked the Congress
to increase the military spending by 5.9 billion US dollars and is
going to use 4 billion US dollars for the deployment of missile defense
and reconnaissance systems on the Korean peninsula.
The U.S, despite its almost empty national coffer and national debt
amounting to 20 trillion US dollars, is resorting to such reckless
increase of military expenditure. It is, indeed, a belligerent country
of military gangsters and a cancer-like one against mankind.
History proved that the increase of U.S. military spending resulted in
adding fuel to the arms race among big powers, harassing global peace
and security and increasing the danger of a nuclear war in the Korean
peninsula and the region, in particular.
The progressive mankind opposing war and loving peace should further
intensify the struggle against U.S. imperialism, the war monster, seeing
through its aggressive nature. -0-