President Kim Il Sung commands an operation to liberate Daejeon
Kim Il Sung, Ever-victorious Commander
President Kim Il Sung was an ever-victorious commander as well as an outstanding statesman, who won two wars against the Japanese and U.S. imperialists.
On June 25, 1950 the U.S. imperialists started a war against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The President convened an emergency meeting of the Cabinet that day, appealing to all the people to turn out in a war of justice to defend the independence of the country and freedom and honor of the nation.
He issued an order to launch an immediate and strong counterattack on the invaders.
The counterattack strategy envisaged frustration of the invaders’ offensives in a short time and switchover to counteroffensive in all fronts.
In a little more than one month after the outbreak of war, the Korean People’s Army (KPA) killed or captured 237 014 enemy troops, destroyed or captured 1 128 artillery guns, 387 tanks and armored vehicles and shot down or damaged 386 war planes, seizing more than 90 percent of south Korean areas inhabited with 92 percent of population.
At that time, the President successfully commanded an operation to liberate Taejon by employing an encirclement tactics.
As the KPA was in a temporary retreat, he gave an order on launching military actions behind the enemy lines at a powwow of the KPA Supreme Command on September 25, 1950.
In response to his order, KPA units fought battles in full scale in the enemy rear, laying big hurdles to their northward advance.
In the fourth-stage war, he instructed KPA units to switch over to warfare in positions, calling on the units to build tunnels to defend them from enemy’s bombing.
The advantage of the tunnel tactics was vividly illustrated in fierce battles on Height 1 211.
The U.S. heavy bombardment could not give casualties to KPA soldiers in tunnels.
On December 29, 1950 Kim Il Sung directed all units of the KPA to organize aircraft-hunting teams to overpower enemy’s warplanes. The aircraft-hunting teams shot down as many as 3 000 planes in less than two years.
He also initiated organizing tank-hunting teams in all units on August 24, 1951.
The President saw to it that snipers’ teams were organized throughout the units.
His Juche-based tactics resulted in victories in all battles in the Fatherland Liberation War.
At last the war ended in the DPRK’s victory on July 27, 1953.
The victory paved a way to a setback of the U.S. forces for the first time in history.
The world people lauded him as an unheard-of hero and steersman of anti-imperialist struggle, who defeated the U.S. imperialists and troops from their 15 allies.
Later, the then commander-in-chief of the UN Forces, Clark, wrote that General Kim Il Sung‘s superb commandership led to the victory of the north Korean army.