North Korea's Kim calls for tougher discipline in his military - KCNA

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a plenary meeting of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on February 12, 2021, by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA/via REUTERS.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chaired a Central Military Commission meeting, state media KCNA said on Thursday, where he called for more control and discipline within the military.

The meeting comes amid Kim's drive to rally his ruling Workers' Party to implement new policy goals for the next five years that were disclosed in a rare congress last month, including the ramping up of military power and greater nuclear war deterrence.

The meeting addressed a series of problems about political activities and discipline among military officials and called for tougher rules to control such matters.

Kim said the establishment of revolutionary discipline within the military would decide the survival of the army and the success or failure of its activities, KCNA said.

(Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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