North Korea told its military on Sunday to become "human rifles and bombs" to defend new leader Kim Jong-Un and vowed an all-out push for prosperity, in a New Year message setting out policy goals. "The entire army should place absolute trust in and follow Kim Jong-Un and become human rifles and bombs to defend him unto death..." an editorial in official newspapers said, a day after the late leader's young son was proclaimed supreme military commander. http://www.inorthfacejackets.net/north-face-mens/men-s-gore-tex-jackets/north-face-men-s-gore-tex-jacket-yellowgreen-lightslategray.html Jong-Un visited a tank division on New Year's Day, the state KCNA news agency said, accompanied by his influential uncle Jang Song-Thaek, military chief Ri Yong-Ho and other military leaders. "The whole party, the entire army and all the people should possess a firm conviction that they will become human bulwarks and human shields in defending Kim Jong-Un unto death, and follow the great party for ever," the editorial said. Jong-Un, aged in his late 20s, was swiftly proclaimed the "great successor" after his father and longtime leader Kim Jong-Il died on December 17. On Saturday the North announced he had formally been appointed supreme commander of the 1.2-million-strong military, the world's fourth-largest. Chinese President Hu Jintao, whose country is the North's main ally and economic prop, sent Jong-Un "warm congratulations" on assuming the military leadership, KCNA said Sunday. http://www.inorthfacejackets.net/north-face-mens/men-s-gore-tex-jackets/north-face-men-s-gore-tex-jacket-seagreen.html The North, closing ranks publicly behind its new leader, has warned the world not to expect policy changes and has threatened South Korea for perceived disrespect during the 13-day mourning period for Kim Jong-Il. Sunday's editorial vowed to "consolidate" the armed forces and called for the United States to pull its 28,500 troops out of the South. But it said Pyongyang will "strive to develop relations of friendship with countries that respect our country's sovereignty". The editorial stressed the role of the party, which was sidelined by Kim Jong-Il in favour of the military. "To achieve victory in (the) general advance for this year it is necessary to strengthen the party and enhance its leadership role to the maximum," it said. The impoverished country has set the goal of becoming a "powerful and prosperous" nation this year. April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of late founding president Kim Il-Sung, grandfather of the current leader. "This year is the year when Kim Jong-Il's plan for achieving prosperity will bear a brilliant fruit," the editorial said, calling for "an all-out drive to implement our party's grand strategy for achieving prosperity". The annual editorial did not mention the country's nuclear weapons programme, which has earned it international sanctions. The North has expressed willingness in principle to return to six-country nuclear disarmament talks but the United States says it must first take steps to show its sincerity. The editorial renewed criticism of the South's conservative government, saying the "traitors" failed to respect the mourning for Kim. Seoul expressed sympathy to the North's people but not its regime and allowed just two private mourning delegations to visit Pyongyang. The North has threatened unspecified retaliation against the South unless it apologises.