North Korea: Regime talks of new army duties suggest nuclear deployment

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

“North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to front-line army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a move that analysts said indicates it plans to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals’ tense border. … South Korean officials recently said that North Korea has completed preparations for its first test of a nuclear explosive device in five years, part of a possible effort to build warheads capable of being mounted on short-range missiles. During an ongoing meeting of the Central Military Commission of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, leader Kim Jong Un and other top military officers discussed on Wednesday ‘the work of additionally confirming the operation duties of the front-line units of the Korean People’s Army and modifying the operation plans,’ according to the official Korean Central News Agency.” (06/23/22)

https://www.startribune.com/n-korea-talks-of-new-army-duties-suggest-nuclear-deployment/600184416/