|Unique Theory on People's Guerrilla War in World History of War
Pyongyang, December 16 (KCNA) --The theory on people's guerrilla war, the unique theory of Juche on armed struggle adds a brilliant page to the world history of war. At the Mingyuegou Meeting on December 16, Juche 20 (1931), President Kim Il Sung advanced a proposition that the people are the state, the people are the home front and the people are the regular army.
At that time when the meeting was convened, the Korean people resisted by violence the Japanese imperialists' fascist suppression and plunder unprecedentedly intensified since the outbreak of the September 18 incident.
The President, basing himself on a scientific analysis of the situation, called the meeting to discuss concrete way of armed struggle and its strategic and tactical issues. What was mainly discussed at the meeting was the form of the armed struggle, regular warfare or guerrilla warfare.
Most of the participants did not rid themselves from the bondage of existing formula that the guerrilla warfare was an auxiliary form supporting the regular army.
The President said to the following effect: We are empty-handed young people who have been deprived of all state power, territory and resources. However, we have decided to start an anti-Japanese war by relying on the people. When the war starts, the people will become soldiers and rise up. Therefore, the guerrilla warfare which we shall wage can be called a people's war.
And he put a period to the existing theory that the guerrilla warfare can be waged only under the backing of state rear or the regular army and decided the guerrilla warfare as the basic form of the anti-Japanese armed struggle.
The theory on the people's guerrilla warfare reflected the unswerving will of the President to defeat the Japanese imperialists with the united strength of the Korean people and achieve the liberation of the country at any cost. The validity and vitality of the theory was glaringly proved in the battles.
The President, in his reminiscences "With the Century", writes that if we had dogmatically copied the experience of other countries in a guerrilla war, we would have met with irrevocable failure.
The theory on the people's guerrilla warfare was, indeed, a unique theory on armed struggle advanced only by the President who had wisely led the Korean revolution from the independent stand.