February 22, 2024

‘Off with their heads’! Training for ‘decapitation’ of the N. Korea leadership

Amid growing provocation from Pyongyang, the U.S. and South Korea prepare for "first-strike"

The pace of pressure to throttle North Korea’s nuclear and missile program is intensifying, with military planning for exercises on land and sea in which the North Korean leadership is the immediate target.

The view among defense strategists in Seoul and Washington is that a fast strike against top headquarters, communication centers and routes of escape would lead to chaos and collapse. “Decapitation” is the primary goal as North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un orders more missile tests and threatens a sixth nuclear test.