North Korea conducts mass-evacuation. North Korea has conducted mass evacuation drills in towns across the country as possible ‘preparation for war,’ it was reported on Saturday. South Korean based NKNews cites several anonymous sources as telling it that several cities on the east coast of North Korea undertook the war-preparation drills, including blackout and evacuation scenarios, last week.North Korea in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland, while Trump and the North’s young ruler Kim Jong-un have traded threats of war and personal insults. North Korea conducts mass-evacuation, blackout drills.This could indicate such drills are once again a part of Kim Jong-un’s ‘toolkit’ of techniques to keep the North Korean population firmly under his control. Such drills encourage a sense of crisis. This helps the hermit state justify its focus on military spending and posturing.News of the drills, which included so-called ‘blackout’ exercises whereby whole towns would turn out all the lights at night time so as to avoid illuminating enemy targets. ‘I have never heard of this type of training exercises before in North Korea, but am not surprised,’ Chun In-bum, a former South Korean military officer, said. North Korea conducts mass-evacuation, blackout drills.“In this day and age of precision bombing and all weather capabilities, (such) North Korean civil exercises either come from ignorance of modern war or just a propaganda campaign to frightening their own people and induce obedience,” lieutenant general Chun said. In 2013, Pyonyang vehicles were covered in camouflage netting and diplomats urged to evacuate at a time of heightened rhetoric between North and South. Similarly, in 1994 air raid drills in the capital and regional cities were almost daily events.
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