After NATO and the USA are discussing about a new deterence strategy while Japan is discussing a new military strategy with so called “enemy base strike capabilities”, means:to attack China and Northkorea´s mainland and after Southkorean new elected president wants to revive the Kill chain and KMPR doctrine to lead preemptive strikes against Northkorea, Northkorean dictator Kim Jong Un has indicated a change in his country’s military strategy. North Korea’s nuclear weapons should not be limited to deterrence, he said at a parade in Pyongyang. North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong Un wants to accelerate the expansion of the country’s nuclear forces, wants also to test intercontinental ballistic missiles which can hit the USA and not limit their purpose to deterrence. Speaking at an all-night military parade late Monday evening (local time) in Pyongyang, Kim described the isolated country’s nuclear forces as „a symbol of our national strength and the core of our military power.“ They would have to be strengthened in scope and quality and be ready for action at any time, Kim was quoted as saying by the state media on Tuesday. North Korea will therefore take measures to further develop them with „the greatest possible speed“. The fundamental role of nuclear weapons is war deterrence, but they cannot be limited to that, Kim said. „Should any forces attempt to harm the fundamental interests of our state, our nuclear forces must resolutely carry out their unexpected second task.“ Kim didn’t get any more specific. However, according to observers, Kim indicated a possible expansion of the nuclear military doctrine. A recently published American data sheet could also have served as a model for North Korea’s „nuclear rhetoric“, wrote the North Korea expert Joshua Pollack from the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey, California on Twitter. This isn’t the first time. Pollack pointed to the report on the review of nuclear weapons policy from March this year, which speaks of the „vital interests of the USA or its allies and partners“ which, under extreme circumstances, would have to be defended with the use of nuclear weapons. North Korea’s new military parade came at a time of greater uncertainty in the region. North Korea has tested missiles, including an ICBM, that can carry a nuclear warhead several times this year. UN resolutions ban North Korea from testing nuclear-capable missiles of any range. Experts suspect that Pyongyang also wants to increase the pressure on the United States with the tests. Its negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear program have been at a standstill for more than three years. Tactical and strategic weapons including North Korea’s largest ICBM, the Hwasongpho-17, were also reportedly on display at the military parade. North Korea claims to have tested this missile on March 24th. The information was questioned by the South Korean military, which assumed a test missile of the older type Hwasong-15. North Korea last tested the Hwasong-15 in November 2017. The reason for the parade in Pyongyang was the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean Revolutionary People’s Army (KPRA). North Korea uses it to name guerrilla units that once fought against the Japanese colonial power. In addition to the founding day of the KPRA on April 25, the country also declared February 8 the day of the founding of its current People’s Army. The country’s leadership often uses public holidays to demonstrate military strength. Here an US propaganda video how the USA and Southkorea want to deter Northkorea by threat of a decapitation of its leadership.
It remains to be seen if and when China is changing its nuclear deterrence strategy and even think of first use and preemptive strikes while bringing its ICBM capabilities to US and Russian levels and if China doesnt want to use Northkorea as it did with Putin´s Ukraine war to kill the enemy by the sword of someone else as described in the 36 sratagems..