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NewsHubposted at 1:21 pm on January 5, 2017 by John Sexton
It has become routine for North Korea to issue threats of a nuclear strike if the country is attacked. Now South Korea is responding with a threatening warning of its own. The country is openly announcing it will set up a “decapitation unit” capable of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un if North Korea initiates a war. From CNN:
The country is speeding up plans to set up what some call a “decapitation unit,” a brigade specifically tasked with targeting North Korea’s “wartime command,” including leader Kim Jong Un, according to a South Korea Defense Ministry official… The brigade was initially supposed to be ready in 2019, but the Defense Ministry now says it’ll be established “by this year.”
This announcement appears to be motivated by recent North Korean provocations including a military exercise last month that simulated an attack on the South Korean equivalent of the White House.

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