According to KCNA, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, guided the actual parachuting and striking drill of paratrooper units of the KPA. “He expressed great satisfaction” with their skill and instructed them to take measures to boost the combat capability of the country’s armed forces.
According to KCNA, he stressed the “need to prepare all service personnel as ‘a-match-for-a-hundred’ fighters who are always ready” for combat.
The North Korean leader was accompanied by director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army Hwang Pyong So, Chief of the KPA General Staff Ri Yong Gil and other military officials. The KCNA report did not identify the exercise area.
At present, 28,500 American troops are stationed in the south of the Korean Peninsula.