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Kim Jong Un Inspects Battalion under KPA Unit

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  • Dermot Hudson
     Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People s Army Marshal Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers Party of Korea and first
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       Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Marshal
      Kim Jong Un , first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, inspected the second battalion under KPA Unit 1973 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment on Saturday.
          Kim Jong Un gave a pair of binoculars, an automatic rifle and a machine gun to the first company of the battalion as gifts before having a photo session with its service personnel.
          After being briefed on the monument to the field guidance to the battalion by President Kim Il Sung on February 8, 1974 and by leader Kim Jong Il on April 9, 2000, he looked round the room devoted to the education in the revolutionary history.
          He said the immortal exploits of the Generalissimos would always shine along with the colors of the unit.
          At a military lecture room he received a report on the combat duty of the battalion, its readiness to go into action and training.
          After examining the combat plan with keen attention, he said that only when all the combatants know about the enemies' military targets and the puppet reactionary ruling quarters like the back of their own hands and are well informed of their features, can they storm the strongholds of the enemies in a flash and deal deadly blows at the heart of the enemies at once in case of emergency.
          As the combatants should fight in the enemy-controlled areas without any flank and rear, it is necessary to conduct effective drills on topography among them so that they may have a correct understanding of the terrain, he said, underscoring the need to prepare them as one-match-for-a-hundred fighters with marksmanship of never missing targets and strong physical bodies.
          The commanding officers should help soldiers be always aware that a war may break out after this moment and be concerned and thoughtful of whether there is any weak point in combat preparedness and whether the combatants are fully prepared to perform their duty in the enemy-controlled areas, he said.
          He underlined the need for the commanding officers to train all the combatants to be master hands and stalwart soldiers in a modern war by intensifying the drills.
          "Our Party trusts you," he noted, calling on them to demonstrate the true fighting spirit of the People's Army and its will to wipe out the enemy by striking the heart of the enemy before any others, if they greet a great revolutionary event for national reunification.
          He urged them to deal uninterrupted heavy blows at the enemies in that event, not allowing them to come to their senses, and annihilate them to the last man.
          He went round a bean store of the battalion.
          Recalling that Kim Jong Il asked about bean farming whenever he visited units, Kim Jong Un called for reaping a rich harvest in bean farming this year.
          He went round a library, and a lecture room of O Jung Hup Political University.
          At the library he underlined the need to establish the habit of revolutionary study among soldiers and raise the rate of use of books so that they may read many more books.
          He asked about the subjects of lectures given at the university and teaching staff in detail and taught ways of improving teaching to suit the psychology and characters of combatants, showing deep care for O Jung Hup Universities of the large combined units.
          He went round an education room, bed room, mess hall and other entertainment and supply service facilities of the Kim Sun Son hero company under the battalion.
          At the education room he said that the voice of the Party should always be heard in the company, cell of the People's Army and its main combat unit.
          He said in an excited tone that he feels very pleased when meeting commanding officers taking good care of soldiers whom the Party values and loves so much as he entrusted those soldiers to them and feels worth inspecting units as Supreme Commander when seeing service personnel well fed and happy.
          Then he guided the training of soldiers of the battalion.
          Watching brave soldiers in training, he was greatly satisfied to see them fully prepared in military technique and physically. He highly appreciated their success in training and set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for bolstering up the combat capability in every way.
          He organized and guided a pistol and automatic rifle firing drill of the battalion commanding officers without prior notice on the same day.
          He said that the combatants should acquire marksmanship of never missing targets while preparing themselves politically and ideologically and in militarily technique and physically. He taught the knack of all hits.
          He instructed the Military Science Documentary Film Studio of the Korean People's Army to produce a video dealing with varieties of shooting methods and send it to the whole army so that the Juche-oriented combat shooting methods may be coordinated.
          He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik, Hwang Pyong So and Son Chol Ju. -0
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