South Korean and US military officials have been closely monitoring North Korea following a threat by the regime to conduct a new ballistic missile test.
There are no signs of imminent North Korean provocations ahead of its key anniversary this week, a South Korean military official said Monday, adding that Seoul's military is maintaining a high state of monitoring and readiness in cooperation with the United States.
These plans are aimed at winning a war at an early stage by minimizing damage to South Korea and carrying out pinpoint decapitation operations against top North Korean leaders. They are using U-2S high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, RC-800 signal intelligence gathering airplane, RF-16 jet, E-737 airborne warning and control system planes as well as P-3C maritime patrol aircraft.
A South Korean Aegis destroyer has also been deployed.
After visiting the North Korean capital, Anton Morozov told reporters the regime "intend to launch one more long-range missile in the near future".
Also, a top Central Intelligence Agency official for the Korean Peninsula, said that the United States was expecting some new provocation from Kim on October 10.
In a speech to a meeting of the powerful Central Committee of the ruling Workers" Party on Saturday, a day before Trump's most recent comments, state media said Kim had addressed the "complicated global situation'.
In the past few months, Pyongyang has launched a flurry of ballistic missiles, and in September it conducted its sixth nuclear test.
"Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid..." he wrote.
President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that policies under previous USA administrations have failed to contain the North Korean nuclear threat. "Policy didn't work!", Trump wrote on Twiter.
The treaty is an "aggressive and traitorous war document" which helps Washington to keep its "imperialist aggression forces" in South Korea, the North said. South Korea's defence ministry is also reportedly developing an artificial intelligence (AI) system, which will allegedly function as a robotic adviser to military commanders.