April 13, 2024

Drills on assassinating Kim Jong Un remain an ‘option,’ ROK defense chief says

Shin Won-sik makes rare mention of decapitation strikes against North Korea as US-ROK special forces exercises kick off

Training for decapitation strikes to take out North Korean leader Kim Jong Un remains an “option” for South Korea’s military, defense minister Shin Won-sik said Monday, as the U.S. and ROK kicked off joint special operations drills.

Shin’s remarks represented a rare public mention of the fact that Seoul retains plans for assassinating the DPRK leader, a strategy that Pyongyang has repeatedly denounced in the past and used to justify the development and potential use of weapons of mass destruction.

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