|calendar>>December 30. 2009 Juche 98|
KCNA Blasts U.S. Policy of Arms Expansion
| Pyongyang, December 30 (KCNA) -- Recently the proposal on the defense budget for the fiscal 2010 has passed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to be signed by its president. The defense budget totaling 636.3 billion dollars thus took effect.
Accordingly, a stupendous amount of funds will be spent for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the purchase of military hardware in the fiscal 2010.
As shown by the above-said proposal, the U.S. military spending is on the daily increase.
607 billion dollars spent by the U.S. for military purposes in 2008 were 42 per cent of the world's military spending put together.
The U. S. policy of arms expansion is aimed to accelerate the production of new type weapons and their deployment.
The bulk of the U.S. military budget for the next fiscal year is to go to the development of new type weapons and their production.
The U.S. is expected to spend 104.4 billion dollars for the purchase of military hardware or 3.5 billion more than that for the fiscal 2009. 15 billion dollars are allocated for purchasing naval warships, in particular, 6.8 billion for the purchase of F-35 and 2.5 billion for the purchase of C-17.
Some days ago, U.S. Congress approved the proposal for spending tens of millions of dollars for the production of super-large bombs to be loaded on B-2 Stealth bombers and others to strike targets.
The U.S. test-fired sea-based ABM while pushing forward the production and deployment of bunker busters in real earnest.
It is also putting spurs to placing arms and equipment on a modern, high performance and long distance basis and the spearhead of this drive is directed to the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. Department of Defense is putting spurs to converting Japan and south Korea into "bases of utmost importance" in carrying out its Asia-Pacific strategy for aggression under the pretext of relocating its forces in Japan and south Korea and reorganizing its forces as "a rapid deployment force."
A stupendous amount of funds are now spent for massive arms build-up in south Korea, the shipment and deployment of ultra-modern weapons in south Korea and war exercises being staged under the simulated conditions of large-scale surprise attack on the DPRK, etc.
The above-said policy of the U.S. is a very dangerous war policy as it reflects its reckless strategy for invading the DPRK and its wild ambition for dominating Asia.
The DPRK-U.S. hostile relations persist and the situation is getting tenser on the Korean Peninsula due to the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The U.S. arms expansion is an action against peace as it escalates arms race and military confrontation worldwide and strains international situation.
Not a few countries are channeling efforts into developing modern weapons while increasing their defense spending in order to cope with the U.S. military threat.
There is no justification for the U.S. to take issue with other countries' measures to boost their self-reliant defence capabilities as it is the arch criminal sparking and escalating an arms race in the international arena.
Humankind is now desiring peace, strongly opposed to war.
The alarming military budget shaped by the U.S. is a move going against the trend of the world toward detente and a blatant challenge to the desire of humankind for peace.
The U.S. should roll back its reckless policy of arms expansion.
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