Kim Jong Un holds rare military meeting as nuclear test looms

June 22, 2022

Miami Herald:

The North Korean leader presided over a Central Military Commission that will look at policies for the “the crucial and urgent tasks to build up national defense,” the official Korean Central News Agency reported Wednesday. It’s the first time the commission of military leaders has met at this level since June 2021 and the gathering is expected to take several days, NK News reported.

A top task will be looking at the road map for weapons development that Kim laid out just before U.S. President Joe Biden took office in January 2021 that called for building up forces to launch tactical nuclear strikes on U.S. allies Japan and South Korea, while enhancing Pyongyang’s capability to hit the American mainland with nuclear weapons.

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