A military parade in Pyongyang was held a day before the opening of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Kim stated that the parade would demonstrate the North’s status as a world-class military power. Check out this article by The Korea Herald.
A trailer carrying the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, which the North claims is capable of reaching the mainland United States, rolled through Kim Il-sung Square in front of leader Kim Jong-un, who was saluting back to goose-stepping troops and sometimes beaming a smile, film footage released by Korean Central Television showed. Other weapons on display included Hwasong-12 and Hwasong-14 ballistic missiles, various types of artilleries, tanks and armored vehicles. A group of warplanes briefly flew over the venue in formation, creating the number 70 with aerobatic smoke to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of its armed forces. Kim, wearing a black coat and felt hat, delivered a speech. He described the North’s 1.1-million-strong military as a powerful “treasure sword” to defend the country.