It has been reported that North Korea is forcing its entire military to memorize the contents of North Korean State Affairs Commission Chairman Kim Jong-un’s speech to the Supreme People’s Assembly held on the 15th.
This is because Chairman Kim made a strong statement in his speech at the Supreme People’s Assembly held on the 15th, saying, “In the event of war, it is important to reflect in the Constitution the issue of completely occupying, pacifying, and restoring the Republic of Korea and incorporating it into the territory of the Republic.” It is interpreted that the purpose is to solidify their ideological solidarity and increase loyalty to the Kim Jong-un regime.
According to a Ryanggang Province source on the 18th, North Korean military authorities issued instructions to all troops on the 17th to memorize Chairman Kim’s remarks at the Supreme People’s Assembly on the 15th and to further increase revolutionary and class consciousness.
Accordingly, it is known that within the North Korean military, in addition to morning political science (study) hours, they are using training and work breaks to force them to learn and memorize Chairman Kim’s top-ranking remarks.
In particular, the source reported that during the political science class, the superiority and greatness of Chairman Kim’s view of military unification is being promoted by emphasizing that the Supreme Commander’s orders and instructions must be executed with absoluteness and unconditionality under any circumstances.
However, voices of dissatisfaction are emerging among soldiers that they are only asking for blind sacrifice rather than providing solutions to realistic problems.
In fact, a military officer from the 25th Border Guard Brigade stationed in Ryanggang Province said in a phone call with this newspaper, “What we (soldiers) need now is a warm bed and relief from hunger rather than a military unification officer or political and ideological education.” However, the leadership is ignoring the cold and hunger of the soldiers and telling them to learn and memorize nonsense like war, so the soldiers cannot be happy about it.”
He continued, “Through this training, the military authorities are emphasizing to the soldiers that we can go to war with South Korean (Korean) puppets at any time and that if we go to war, we will definitely win, but the soldiers are forced to march 4 kilometers armed due to lack of influence. “It is difficult to complete the course,” he said, pointing out, “If we go to war with the current physical condition of the soldiers, not only will their motivation to fight decrease, but cooperation among soldiers will also be difficult.”
On the same day, a soldier from the 12th Corps told the NK Times, “Our unit has been intensively studying Chairman Kim’s war remarks at the Supreme People’s Assembly since yesterday (17th).” “I am fed up with the authorities’ behavior,” he complained.
At the same time, he said, “War is not fought with words, but with people. When I look at our children (soldiers), they can’t eat properly and start panting when they run a few steps. This situation is similar not only to our unit but also to other divisions. Despite this situation, “I can’t help but feel absurd when I see the loud behavior of the authorities,” he added.