Seal team 6, otherwise known as Bin Laden’s worst nightmare, is now training alongside South Korean troops and teaching them drills to help ‘incapacitate’ irate North Korean dictator Kim-Jong Un.
The Special Warfare Development Group, which is the longer name for Seal Team 6, is the same group that took out Bin Laden in 2011. They will be flying into South Korea shortly, along with some of the US’ best counter-terrorism units to help train the South Korean army.
Pyongyang has of course, raised its objections to any U.S. military aircraft moving through that space. Then again, Kim Jong-Un and Pyongyang raise objections daily for things that do not even exist. Since the election of President Trump Kim Jong-Un has been testing the air, shelling out threat after threat at the United States.
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The move is part of a growing US presence off the Korean Peninsula, and is reportedly part of a plan aimed at ‘incapacitating’ Kim Jong-Un‘s regime should conflict break out.
A nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea last month for joint military exercises in the latest show of force against the North.
More than 80 aircraft, including the fighter aircraft F/A-18F Super Hornet, the E-2C Hawkeye and the carrier-based EA-18G Growler were on board the supercarrier.
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency claims the heightened military presence is part of a plan to decapitate North Korean leadership.
It claims a military official, who wished to remain anonymous, said: ‘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 aircraft carrier and a US destroyer carried out naval drills including an anti-submarine manoeuvre with South Koreans in waters off the Korean peninsula as part of the annual Foal Eagle exercise.
Washington insisted they are purely defensive in nature.
Rear Admiral James Kilby, commander of USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group 1, said: ‘The importance of the exercise is to continue to build our alliance and our relationship and strengthen that working relationship between our ships.’
The US has also started to deploy ‘Gray Eagle’ attack drones to South Korea, a military spokesman revealed last month.