Rodong Sinmun

Iron-willed Brilliant Commanders Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il


The history of our revolution which started on Mt. Paektu is a sacred history which has been crowned with victory and glory under the leadership of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commanders of Songun.

Our army and people will stubbornly strive for the accomplishment of the Juche-revolutionary cause under the Songun leadership of the respected Marshal Kim Jong Un, firmly holding the immortal army-building thought and exploits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il as the eternal wealth and the ever-victorious banner of the revolution.



The great Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are the outstanding military strategists and iron-willed brilliant commanders who created a epoch-making model in the struggle to accomplish the cause of anti-imperialism and independence, holding aloft the banner of Songun.

Many military experts of the world said: Korea, a socialist country in the East brought the United States to its knees at one stroke with brilliantly flexible tactics and changed the order in the world through the struggle against the U.S., the imperialist super-power which had attempted to dominate the world with national power 500 times that of the former. Such world historic change had not been seen in history and will not take place in the future. It is not fortuitous.

Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are military geniuses with prominent military wisdom and strategy.

During the war against Japanese imperialism, Kim Il Sung created strategies and tactics including nimble operation combining small unit action with large unit action, ambush, assault and tactic of marching a long distance at a step, by embodying the basic principle of the guerrilla warfare. With these strategies and tactics he defeated the Japanese imperialists. All these are our-style superior strategies and tactics. The leadership of Kim Il Sung who positively applied tactics conforming to the actual conditions of our country to each battle always from the Juche-based viewpoint was the fundamental factor that enabled our people to win a brilliant victory in the Fatherland Liberation War.

Our army and people always emerged victorious in the war without gun-report. It was thanks to the brilliant military wisdom of Kim Jong Il who led the enemy by the nose, clearly looking into the nature of the obtaining situation and its developing trend and always taking the initiative with his clairvoyance.

Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were the ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commanders with unswerving matchless grit and will.

The generalissimos were possessed of matchless grit and will with which they controlled the enemy in the confrontation against imperialism with their offensive tactics and initiatively overcame the prevailing difficulties and turned the misfortune into a blessing, full of confidence and optimism for victory.

They were outstanding military strategists with extraordinary and seasoned art of command.

They, basing themselves on the principle of the Juche idea, had created original revolutionary commanding art of our style and brilliantly embodied them from many years ago. Their commanding art is the revolutionary commanding art based on the infinite love and trust in the army and people and the commanding art of Juche making it possible to boost to the highest the position and role of soldiers in the army building and military activities.

Indeed, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were the peerless military strategists and ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commanders who wrought immortal military miracles in the 5 000-year long history of the nation and the history of humankind for accomplishing the cause of independence with their prominent military wisdom, matchless grit and extraordinary commanding art.



The undying feats Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il performed, leading the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle to victory are the eternal foundation that enables our country to throw rays for ever as a power of Songun.

Their immortal exploits in building army is the militant banner for our People’s Army to demonstrate the invincible might of the powerful Paektusan revolutionary army.

Under the wise leadership of the Generalissimos, our People's Army has decisively smashed all the aggressive moves of the imperialists and firmly safeguarded the sovereignty of the country and the nation.

In the new centenary of Juche calendar, the political and ideological, military and technological and strategic and tactical might of our People's Army is being strengthened incomparably. All the officers and men of the KPA are firmly preparing themselves as stalwarts who are armed with the ever-victorious Kim Il Sung-Kim Jong Il's strategies and tactics, bold method of offensive and perfect actual fighting capacity and as most elite revolutionary army strong in discipline.

The Songun revolutionary exploits of the great Generalissimos are the lifeline for firmly defending the sovereignty of the country and the nation on the basis of the self-supporting munitions industry.

Under the wise leadership of the Generalissimos today our munitions industry has developed to be self-supporting one which can mass-produce high quality of precision, light, unmanned and intelligent up-to-date weapons and military hardware if wanted and, on this basis, the modernization of the all army, the arming of the entire people and the fortification of the whole country are being realized on a higher plane.

The great army-people unity, the foundation of the Songun revolution is a priceless asset of our country left behind by the great Generalissimos.

Today the soldiers and the heroic people armed with the weapon of revolution and the working people form a fortress and shield on the forefront and in the depth of our revolutionary position.


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Today standing in the van of our revolutionary armed forces is the respected Marshal Kim Jong Un, an outstanding military strategist and ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander, gifted with the traits of a great man that the modern politician should be possessed of.

The entire officers and men of the People's Army and people should add luster to immortal army-building thought and exploits of the great Generalissimos and achieve the final victory in the cause of the Juche-based revolution, rallied single-mindedly around the respected Kim Jong Un.

Jong Kwang Bok

Kim Song Ryong