N. Korea Says Military to Enter Top Combat Ready Posture
North Korea’s military will put its missile and artillery units into combat ready posture in order to protect its sovereignty, the country’s state media said Tuesday. Officials in Seoul said the level of the war posture may mean the highest alert.
“From this moment, the Supreme Command puts all of its field artillery including strategic rocket units and long-range artillery units into the No. 1 combat ready posture,” the Korean People’s Army’s Supreme Command said in a statement carried by the (North) Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The artillery units target the U.S. mainland, Hawaii and Guam and other U.S. military bases in the Pacific as well as South Korea, the statement said.
The statement said the country will “show off our army and people’s stern reaction to safeguard our sovereignty and the highest dignity through military actions,” referring to its leader Kim Jong-un as the highest dignity.
The country’s “crystal clear judgment” is that it cannot overlook the United States’ nuclear threats and military actions any longer.