A new North Korean propaganda film portraying the “defeat” of U.S. troops has surfaced.
The video, titled “A Short, Three-Day War,” depicts a massive artillery bombardment of South Korea, followed by images of North Korean troops crossing the demilitarized zone in an apparent invasion. The new propaganda film was uploaded to North Korea’s official website, Uriminzokkiri, as well as its YouTube channel, the Telegraph reports.
According to the Telegraph’s translation, the four-minute-film’s narrator describes a systemic invasion of South Korea, culminating in the destruction of the U.S.’s Pacific Command through the use of "powerful weapons of mass destruction."
"The crack stormtroops will occupy Seoul and other cities and take 150,000 U.S. citizens as hostages," the narrator says.
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In the film, North Korean paratroopers are shown jumping over a superimposed image of Seoul, the South Korean capital, while supported by North Korean attack helicopters. South Korea has a large American expatriate community, as well as 28,000 U.S. troops based in the country, the Telegraph reports.
The new video is the latest in a recent series of North Korean propaganda films depicting attacks on the U.S. and its allies. Last month, the communist nation released of a “dream sequence,” in which an American city closely resembling New York burned after a missile attack, Yahoo News reports. Two weeks later, a second video was released, in which U.S. troops and President Barack Obama are engulfed in flames after a nuclear attack.
Last week, another propaganda film showed the U.S. Capitol building bursting into flames after an imagined attack.
The release of “A Short, Three-Day War” comes amid increased tensions and hostilities on the Korean peninsula, the Telegraph reports. North Korea’s February nuclear weapons test prompted new sanctions from the U.N., as well as an increase in joint U. S.-South Korean military drills.
In response, North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un has threatened an armed response to any action that he deems aggressive. According to the Telegraph, North Korea threatened to strike U.S. military bases in Japan and Guam last Thursday.