The famed U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 will train a new South Korean special operations unit responsible for neutralizing North Korea’s war leadership, including presumably dictator Kim Jong Un, in the event of war.
The Times of London reported Wednesday that the special brigade, created by the South Korean defense ministry, will “neutralize” the North’s “command and control” systems.
“It will form part of the Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation program, an operation intended to kill the leadership in Pyongyang in the event of an imminent nuclear attack,” according to the Times.
“We are in the process of conceptualizing the plan,” Defense Minister Song Young-moo told South Korean members of Parliament. “I believe we can create the unit by Dec. 1.”
South Korea’s announcement concerning the new special ops brigade came in the aftermath of the North conducting its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday.
Pyongyang claimed to have “perfect success” with its first hydrogen bomb.
The test triggered a 6.3 magnitude artificial earthquake, which was 10 times larger than any of North Korea’s previous tests, the Sun reported.
The blast was many times more powerful than the nuclear bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
North Korea celebrated the successful test with a large rally and fireworks in the nation’s capital.
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Rally speakers vowed to end “the destiny of the gangster-like U.S. imperialists,” Fox News reported.
Additionally, a North Korean diplomat described the test as a “gift package” for the United States earlier this week.
“The recent self-defense measures by my country, DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), are a gift package addressed to none other than the U.S.,” North Korea’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Han Tae Song said.
“The U.S. will receive more gift packages from my country as long as it relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK,” Han added, while addressing the U.N. Conference on Disarmament.
South Korean media reported the North began moving an intercontinental ballistic missile to the nation’s west coast on Monday.
That same day, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council that Kim Jong Un is “begging for war.”
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Haley stated that “enough is enough” and that the “strongest possible measures” must be adopted to thwart the dictator.
“(T)he North Korea nuclear program is more advanced and more dangerous than ever,” she said. “War is never something the United States wants. We don’t want it now. But our country’s patience is not unlimited.”
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