Fifteen years have elapsed since Kim Jong Il was awarded the title of marshal of the DPRK. The Korean army and people take this opportunity to look back with deep emotion upon the imperishable Songun revolutionary leadership exploits he has performed while protecting and adding brilliance to sovereignty and dignity of the country and nation.Do you suppose they'll ever reach the mid-morning of a great, prosperpous and powerful nation?
Kim Jong Il has long taken President Kim Il Sung's idea and policy of attaching top priority to military affairs as his political one. He started to carry forward the Songun revolution with his historic field guidance to the Guard Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Tank Division of the Korean People's Army on August 25, Juche 49 (1960).
In the first days of his leadership over the army, he implanted the loyalty to the leader in the minds of the KPA servicepersons as their life and soul and put forward the army building programme for transforming the entire army after the Juche idea in the 1970s so as to turn the KPA into one of the leader and Party in reality as well as in name.
The KPA, the combat capacity of which has been strengthened in every way under the leadership of Kim Jong Il, has firmly defended socialism, smashing the U.S. imperialists' uninterrupted provocations including the spy ship Pueblo incident (1968), large-sized spy plane EC-121 incident (1969), Panmunjom incident (1976) and Panmunjom gunfight incident (1984) at each step.
With his deep penetration into the requirements of the changed international situation and revolution in the 1990s, he developed in depth the President's idea of attaching importance to arms, the military affairs and formulated the Songun politics as the basic mode of socialist politics and opened up a fresh phase for the development of the Songun revolution.
Under his Songun-based revolutionary leadership, the KPA has been strengthened into invincible revolutionary forces well equipped with modern offensive and defensive means, the destiny of the country and people firmly defended and the dawn of a great, prosperous and powerful nation broken.
The KPA will in the future, too, demonstrate its might as the powerful revolutionary army of Mt. Paektu as it is led by his great Songun revolutionary leadership.