Conversely, North Korean strategists are constrained by a stovepipe organizational structure where individuals developing strategy and individuals implementing strategy are judged consistently on their support of supreme leader guidance. Organizations - party, military and government - are judged the same way. Policy is developed around supreme leader guidance and never the other way around. While competing leaders have differing opinions, they cannot go against supreme leader guidance unless they are close enough to talk directly to the supreme leader or demonstrate fault in a competitor's logic. This creates an extremely dominant trend of compliance with current policy - whether it is the military planning provocations, the foreign ministry linking alternatives to military policy for maximum effect (the on-again, off-again provocation mixed with diplomatic initiatives), human rights policy, or economic policy. The only entity that can openly counter supreme leader guidance is the supreme leader himself. To change his opinion demands personal access, something only a handful of people have. Strategists must comply with the on-again, off-again approach that has been the standard for decades. Same people, same policy, same strategy.