By Joseph S. Bermudez
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It does so through the organisation of party committees and front organisations throughout the KPA hierarchy, placement of KWP members in key positions, planning political indoctrination, and supervision by assistant political commanders and political departments. Additional responsibilities include anti-ROK and anti-US propaganda, preparation of political training aids (including movies, magazines and newspapers), and control of KPA entertainment groups. Despite some reorganisations during the mid-1990s, it continues to wield immense power.
27 The KSYL Guidance Department (aka Socialist Working Youth League Guidance Division or Youth Affairs Department) organises and supervises the activities of the KSYL within the MPAF. The DPRK considers the KSYL a ‘mass organisation’ and within the KPA it is engaged in fostering support for the KWP and patriotism among the younger troops. The Inspection Committee (aka Inspection Department or Inspection Bureau) is responsible for evaluating the status of morale and political indoctrination of, and KWP activities within, the KPA, KPN, KPAF and Paramilitary Reserve Forces.
Is the central unifying structure in the country and the source of power for the regime. In other words, the North Korean military is the embodiment of North Korea’s national identity. Without the military, the regime is simply not viable. 32 Despite this preferential treatment the effects of the political, economic and social upheavals upon the KPA have been significant. The most dramatic effects upon the KPA were witnessed during the late 1980s through the mid-1990s as military readiness rapidly diminished, most noticeably within the KPAF, KPN and ground force units deployed within the rear areas.