North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a Central Military Commission meeting of the Workers' Party to bolster its position in the changing circumstances surrounding the Korean Peninsula.
The Korean Central News Agency reported the meeting was held on Friday.
At the meeting, Kim stressed the need to maintain a "high alert posture" in the "fast-changing" environment.
The state media added that "important tasks" were proposed at the meeting to strengthen combat power and national defense.
Details on those tasks were not given.
The regime plans to hold a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Party early this month.