SKorean ‘Decapitation Unit’ Intends to Instill Fear in NKorean Leader

South Korea is assembling a “decapitation unit” in its military in a thinly veiled threat to North Korean leader Kim Jung Un and his top aides as they escalate a nuclear missile program, The New York Times reported.

South Korean defense minister, Song Young-moo, told lawmakers a special forces brigade known as Spartan 3000 — which he described as a “decapitation unit” – would be established by the end of the year, the Times reported.

Though there was no announcement it would target the North Korean leader, the Times reported the brigade eerily recalls a commando unit in the 1960s that conducted a failed assassination attempt aimed at Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung.

“The best deterrence we can have, next to having our own nukes, is to make Kim Jong Un fear for his life,” Shin Won-sik, a three-star general who was the South Korean military’s top operational strategist before



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