orth Korea conducts ballistic missile launch as part of simulated nuclear counterattack in response to US-South Korea military exercises
(MENAFN) North Korea conducted a two-day drill over the weekend, which included a ballistic missile launch "tipped with a mock nuclear warhead" as part of a simulated nuclear counterattack. The state-run news agency KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attended the launch and emphasized that it is only when the North is fully equipped with a nuclear attack posture that it can carry out its important strategic mission of deterring war.
The first day of the exercise included testing “the reliability of the command, management, control and operation system for tactical nuclear forces” in various hypothetical emergency situations. The second day of the drill was described by KCNA as “virtual comprehensive tactical training for nuclear counterattack.” The drill was conducted in response to joint military exercises on the peninsula by South Korean and US forces.
The exercise was aimed at practicing “the order of action to quickly move on to a nuclear attack while inspecting the accuracy of nuclear attack order and reception procedures, nuclear weapon handling order and operation procedures in accordance with different nuclear attack plans from a strict safety standpoint.” The drill demonstrated North Korea's firepower and readiness to respond to any “reckless moves” by its adversaries.
The launch of the ballistic missile "tipped with a test warhead simulating nuclear payload" was a clear message to the US and South Korea, which have been conducting joint military exercises on the peninsula. North Korea sees these exercises as a threat to its security and sovereignty. The missile launch was intended to showcase North Korea's nuclear capabilities and its determination to defend its interests.
In conclusion, North Korea's two-day drill was a show of force intended to send a message to its adversaries. The ballistic missile launch was a clear indication that North Korea is fully prepared to defend itself against any perceived threats. The drill also demonstrated the country's nuclear capabilities and its readiness to respond to any "reckless moves." The joint military exercises by the US and South Korea have raised tensions on the Korean peninsula, and North Korea's drill was a clear response to these exercises.
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