|calendar>>June 22. 2012 Juch 101|
U.S., Provocateur of Korean War
| Pyongyang, June 22 (KCNA) -- The United States was the provocateur of the Korean War (June 1950-July 1953).
The then U.S. president, Harry S. Truman, appointed Douglas MacArthur commander of the U.S. forces in the Far East and instructed him to work out scenarios for aggression on the Far East including a war against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Accordingly, a military strategy plan on "northern expedition" was drawn up early in 1949. It reflected the U.S. imperialists' intention to occupy Pyongyang and Wonsan of the DPRK through landing on the east and west coasts of Korea along with the frontal attack in the area of the 38th parallel and then expand their offensive toward the border areas along Rivers Amnok and Tuman.
This plan was examined and rectified from late 1949 to early 1950.
The U.S. imperialists raised the military budget for bolstering up its armed forces to play a leading role in the war while stepping up the formation and expansion of the south Korean forces.
To take full command of the south Korean forces, the U.S. appointed American officers to major posts of the south Korean military and made them take charge of military education and training of troops.
It also set up tens of its military bases in south Korea and armed local troops with U.S.-made weapons while inventing pretexts to hurl armed forces of the U.S. and its allies into the war.
Meanwhile, preparations were made to use Japan's military bases and forces in the war.
The U.S. imperialists, in collusion with the south Korean forces, made steady military provocations along the 38th parallel in a bid to find a pretext for shifting the blame for the outbreak of the war on to the DPRK. Such provocations were committed on more than 5 000 occasions from 1947 to the brink of the Korean War.
On the basis of careful preparations, they unleashed the war on June 25, 1950.
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