South Korea ‘decapitation squad’ to target North’s leaders
South Korea is establishing a special forces assassination unit to target the North’s leadership and thwart Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions, it has emerged.
Defence Minister Song Young-moo told lawmakers in Seoul of the government’s plans for the so-called “decapitation unit” last week, one day after North Korea’s successful test of its sixth nuclear bomb.
Although the unit has not been assigned to literally decapitate North Korean leaders, “that is clearly the menacing message South Korea is trying to send”, says The New York Times’ Choe Sang-Hun.
The brigade-sized unit of 2,000 to 4,000... read more
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