|calendar>>July 23. 2014 Juche 103|
DPRK's Victory in Last Korean War
|Pyongyang, July 23 (KCNA) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea wrought world-startling miracles in the 1950-1953 Korean War, provoked by the U.S. imperialists.
In the war, its two-year old Korean People's Army had to fight against the U.S. aggression forces who boasted of being the "strongest in the world". Involved in it from the U.S side were at least two million troops and 73 millions of tons of munitions, 11 times those consumed in the Pacific War. So, the world public described the Korean War as a "war between adult and child".
However, the DPRK shattered to smithereens the myth of U.S. imperialism's "mightiness". Its victory in the war was entirely attributable to the distinguished military leadership of President Kim Il Sung.
After the outbreak of the war, the KPA countered the U.S. imperialists' surprise attack with the active and instant counteroffensive and all-out attack, under the command of Kim Il Sung possessed of gifted strategy and superb war tactics, matchless pluck and guts.
The U.S., at the beginning of the war, boasted that it would come to an end within 72 hours, but the situation turned out unfavorable to the U.S. with the KPA's liberation of Seoul within 72 hours.
The KPA constantly weakened the U.S. imperialist aggression forces and frustrated every reckless attack of the enemy by dint of the unique strategy and tactics initiated by Kim Il Sung.
The strategy and tactics included besiegement employed in the combat to liberate Taejon, demolition operation behind enemy lines, tunnel tactics, aircraft-hunting and tank-hunting team movements, snipers' activity and separate heavy machine-gun team activity.
During the war Kim Il Sung made sure that workshops were held to widely introduce the Juche-based war tactics to all the frontline areas and personally taught the war methods on his tour of inspection of the front.
After all, the U.S. suffered a tremendous loss of troops and munitions in the Korean War, nearly 2.3 times that in the Pacific War.
It was thanks to Kim Il Sung's great loving care that the army and people of the DPRK could fight heroically to win in the war.
In September Juche 40 (1951) he personally climbed Mt. Jihye near Height 1211 where a KPA unit was fighting fierce battles to defend it. And he advised its commanding officer to supply warm meals to the soldiers in cool weather, saying that nothing is more precious than them. He also suggested that a frontline rest home be set up for the weak soldiers.
Encouraged by his loving care, all the servicepersons and civilians of the DPRK turned out in the battles to defend the country, fully displaying mass heroism.
With this history of great war victory, the DPRK led by Marshal Kim Jong Un is now making full preparation to win the final victory in the showdown with the U.S.-led imperialists.
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