“We are planning to set up a special brigade with the goal of removing or, at least, paralysing North Korea’s wartime command structure”
South Korea Defence Minister Han Min-koo
Specialised “decapitation units” have been specially trained to breach North Korea’s defence operations, said Professor Choi Jong-kun from Yonsei University.
South Korea has brought forward its 2019 target and aims to mobilise its kill squad by the end of this year, CNN reports.
The South Korean defence chief warned a unit capable of infiltrating North Korea and executing leader Kim Jong-un will be prepared to strike at any moment.
The execution squad combined with the country’s stock of high-tech missiles mean South Korea will target North Korea with the precision of “surgical strikes”, said the CNN political insider.
Defence Minister Han Min-koo told acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn of the “three-pillar” counter-offensive tactics in his New Year policy speech.
A “kill-chain” strike system consisting of the Korean Air and Missile Defence (KAMD) and the Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation (KMPR) plan will be unleashed should Seoul detect a first strike from Pyongyang.
Han Min-koo said: “We are planning to set up a special brigade with the goal of removing or, at least, paralysing North Korea’s wartime command structure”.
The defence minister’s words come as Kim Jong-un plans for a “purge” plot of his top officials.
Last year the war-obsessed tyrant killed a total of 340 North Koreans in a bid to secure his iron grip over the nation, according to a report by Seoul’s Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS).
A further killing spree could be imminent as Kim is plotting a “purification campaign”, according to a new report from INSS.
The likelihood of war between North and South Korea is now higher than ever since a South Korean defence minister revealed the existence of a deadly attack unit it has ready in the event of provocation.
Now South Korea have hit back with their own offensive tactics and are now set to ramp up surveillance of its rival nation.
South Korea will invest in the latest US military equipment in its efforts to contain its volatile dictator neighbour.
Tensions have been running high between the two nations as the tubby tyrant of North Korea boasted that he tested 20 nuclear weapons during 2016.
Kim fuelled fears that he would be prepared to launch an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile during his 2017 New Year’s address.
The news comes as US Ambassador Samantha Power today warned the UN of the huge global threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
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