According to a report by the Korean Central News Agency on the 20th, North Korea conducted nuclear counterattack simulation comprehensive tactical training on the 18th and 19th. The tactical training included a series of military activities including ballistic missile launches. Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Chairman of the State Council, gave on-site guidance.
According to photos released by the Korean Central News Agency, Kim Jong-un’s daughter Kim Ju-ae also visited the training. Kim Jong-un pointed out that the fact of possessing nuclear weapons itself is not enough to deter war. Only by having the actual ability to attack the enemy and maintaining a state of normal combat readiness that can quickly and accurately carry out nuclear strikes at any time can the strategic mission of deterring war be fulfilled.
The tactical training includes the management exercise of the nuclear strike command system, the practical exercise of changing the state of nuclear counterattack, and the launch exercise of tactical ballistic missiles carrying simulated nuclear warheads. The Yonhap News Agency reported on the 20th that the tactical ballistic missile launched from Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea on the 19th exploded at a fixed point 800 meters above the target in the eastern waters of South Korea, 800 kilometers away, which once again verified the reliability of the nuclear warhead detonator and detonation control system.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on the 19th that at about 11:50 a.m. that day, the South Korean military detected a short-range ballistic missile launched by North Korea from Dongchang-ri, North Pyongan Province, into the East Sea of South Korea. The missile fell into the East Sea after flying more than 800 kilometers.