The following article below was originally published by the Korean Central News Agency:
Pyongyang, March 14 (KCNA) — Shortly ago, the U.S. and Japan confirmed the basic policy of reorganizing the U.S. forces in Japan which envisages the maintenance of ten thousand U.S. Marines in Okinawa, Japan.
The policy outlines the transfer of the U.S. Marines to Guam Island as a priority step and the gradual follow-up relocation of the Futenma U.S. air force base inside the Okinawa Prefecture. The U.S. seeks to use the rest of its Marines in Okinawa in a cyclic way after deploying them in other Asian regions including south Korea.
Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a bylined article observes in this regard:
The confirmation of the basic policy is a proof that the U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy has entered the phase of practical implementation.
Citing the theory of “Pacific State”, the U.S. is thinking of giving stronger impact on the Asia-Pacific region.
It regards the establishment of its domination in Northeast Asia as the core in its Asia-Pacific strategy.
The U.S. gives top priority to the Korean Peninsula because it thinks it can realize its ambition of dominating the continent of Eurasia and, furthermore, the whole world only when it occupies the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. has thus directed its efforts to tightening the military alliance with Japan rich in the experience of war of aggression, and south Korea, its lackey.
The U.S. attempts to use Guam Island and Okinawa as strongholds for fighting a war against the DPRK in case of “emergency” on the Korean Peninsula. Its ulterior aim is to amass aggression forces in areas close to the Korean Peninsula and use them in the second Korean War.
The U.S., giving priority to Japan’s role in carrying out its strategy toward the Asia-Pacific region, is giving a shot in the arm of Japan, which is mired in serious political crisis.
With south Korea as a military strategic stronghold the U.S. seeks to attack the DPRK and dominate by force the Asia-Pacific region.
The coiled up tension on the Korean Peninsula will result in the escalation of tension in the Asia-Pacific region while the increasing danger of war on the Peninsula in the mounting danger of war in the region.