Space Militarization Can Never Be Justified: DPRK Researcher

Pyongyang, November 21 (KCNA) -- Ri Song Jin, a researcher of the National Aerospace Technology Administration of the DPRK, on Tuesday released the following commentary titled "Any space militarization move aimed at preemptive strike can be justified with nothing":

The U.S. and its followers are further pushing ahead with their scheme to round off a satellite monitoring system on the strategic objects of the DPRK and its neighboring countries.

The puppet south Korean Defense Ministry recently announced that its first military spy satellite would be launched at the Vandenberg space force base in California on Nov. 30.

As officially recognized by the south Korean puppets, the above-said satellite launch is a part of the extremely dangerous military provocations to increase the capability for monitoring the strategic objects of the DPRK in depth and make a preemptive attack in case of emergency.

The puppet forces are now advertising that the U.S. Space X has planned to launch their five military spy satellites by 2025, boasting that such launch would help drastically bolster the capability of Kill Chain for preemptive strike.

This made it clearer that the spy satellite network to be developed and run by the puppet forces is not the defensive one for coping with "missile threats" from someone but the offensive one for their realization of aggression war.

The Japanese reactionaries, too, announced a plan to additionally secure four spy satellites by 2029 with the launch of a satellite for information gathering on January 11 next year as the start.

What is graver is the fact that such space militarization moves of the south Korean puppet forces and the Japanese reactionaries are being staged under the active patronage of the U.S.

During his recent junket to the region of south Korean puppets, the U.S. secretary of Defense summoned his stooges to scheme out the operation of the tripartite real-time missile warning data sharing system within the year and decided to involve the puppet forces in the U.S. early warning satellite system.

This has made the existing two-way system of sharing missile warning data between the U.S. and Japan, between the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces and between Japan and the south Korean puppet forces develop into an isosceles triangle-style system with the U.S. as its angular point.

Clear is the intention of the U.S. hastening on a full scale the completion of satellite monitoring system in the region in collusion with its stooges. It is to increase the effectiveness and reliability of missile defense system by boosting the capability of intelligence gathering from regional countries, and thus take a strategic superiority over the DPRK, China and Russia.

In view of the fact that in a modern war the information warfare by reconnaissance is both a primary process for war preparations and a prerequisite on which depends the victory of war, it is full of suggestions from the U.S.-led moves for space militarization being intensified in the Korean peninsula.

The U.S. and its vassal forces' serious moves for space militarization are extremely unstable provocations escalating the arms race in the region and intensely damaging the global strategic equilibrium and security structure.

Nothing can justify the dangerous scheme of the U.S. and its allied forces to use the entire outer space as an aggressive war means for carrying out their strategy for world domination while openly calling for possible preemptive strike on someone.

The reality goes to prove that the possession of practical and effective capabilities of space-based reconnaissance and surveillance to cope with the hostile forces' moves for space militarization is an important way for exercising the war deterrent more clearly and promoting the strategic security balance in the region.

The U.S. and its vassal forces' reckless space militarization compels the DPRK to put more spurs to the space development for self-defense including the development of military reconnaissance satellite.

It is the DPRK's sovereign right no one can deny to bolster up its defense capabilities for protecting the national strategic security and interests and ensuring the regional peace and security so as to cope with the U.S.-led expansion of space monitoring system and missile defense system which are being integrated into dangerous offensive forces with the passage of time. -0-

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