A South Korean newspaper has obtained a North Korean military manual intended for General level officers. The manual claims the U.S. Central
Intelligence Agency is using bribery and psychological warfare to undermine loyalty to Kim Jong-il and that US spies have infiltrated the country, in
addition to alleging that such methods were used in the Iraq war.
The 39-page manual, obtained by the Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo, says the CIA will focus on destroying the country's military hierarchy rather than
Published last year by the North Korean People's Army, the manual pulls out all stop to praise Mr. Kim, known officially as "dear leader."
"Saddam's 100,000 soldiers had pledged loyalty to their leader, but abandoned the president as the enemies' psychological warfare reached a peak,"
the manual says of the former Iraqi dictator.
[The manual also stated:] "Benefiting from bribery in Iraq, the United States has been trying to use the same tactic toward North Korea. The main
targets of such bribery operatives are our military officers"
"Officers must teach their soldiers in great detail about the U.S. concentration of advanced murder weapons and psychological warfare on North Korean
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Kim Jong-il's greatest fear is that he will lose the loyalty of the country's million-man army, the fifth largest in the world; a fear which is
more than justifiable since the country, under the Stalinist fist of a leader of questionable sanity, is not doing so well in the economic stakes with
reports of massive food shortages coming out. Stalinist and communist regimes such as these are founded on - and sustained by - the loyalty of the
Kim Jong-il's paranoid and propagandist nature aside, if the US government truly wishes for regime change in North Korea, then toppling it from
be the most cost-effective method, as well as ensuring minimum bloodshed. By allowing the manual to fall into foreign hands, Kim
Jong has kindly highlighted his greatest weakness for his enemies.
In related news, constitutionally pacifist Japan's Defence Agency has revealed that the Japanese military conducted fighter-mobilisation simulations
in 1994 after North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range missile into the Sea of Japan between the two countries.
Pacifist Japan Studied Pre-emptive Attack on NKorea in 1994
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Officially pacifist Japan in 1994 studied the possibility of a pre-emptive attack on North Korea amid fears of a missile launch, even though it lacked
the military capability, an official and a report said Friday.
The Sankei said the 1994 study was conducted amid rising concerns over North Korean threats as a year earlier Pyongyang test-fired an
intermediate-range Rodong-1 missile into the Sea of Japan (East Sea) between them.
In 1998, North Korea shocked the world by firing a long-range Taepodong-1 missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean, leading Tokyo and Washington to
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[edit on 2005/4/8 by wecomeinpeace]