The United States has been closely monitoring the situation in North Korea as despotic dictator Kim Jong Un has ramped up his military rhetoric and action.
With a bevy of illegal missile tests being conducted by the North Korean regime, countries such as Japan and South Korea have been on high alert. Kim Jong Un has not only blasted several missiles into the surrounding seas, but has also turned up the ferocity with which he addresses the western world, including threats to launch a nuclear weapon on Inauguration Day just 6 weeks ago.
Given the tumult of the region and Pyongyang’s unpredictable leadership, the United States military is training for an operation in which they incapacitate Kim Jong Un, and they are doing so at the dictator’s doorstep.
“U.S. special operations forces, including the unit that killed Osama Bin Laden, will take part in joint military drills in South Korea to practice incapacitating North Korean leadership in the case of conflict, a military official said Monday.
“The U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six will join the annual Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises between the two allies for the first time, along with the Army’s Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets.
“‘A bigger number of and more diverse U.S. special operation forces will take part in this year’s Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises to practice missions to infiltrate into the North, remove the North’s war command and demolition of its key military facilities,’ the official told Yonhap News Agency asking not to be named.”
The addition of SEAL Team Six indicates a departure from the Unites States’ traditionally dismissive tone as it pertains to Kim Jon Un, who, according to defectors, is losing his grip on the isolationist nation due to his crumbling ability to control the media in North Korea.